No thanks to a baseball-collecting douchebag, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees last night in 12 innings, to avoid being swept in New York.
That baseball-collecting douchebag, a dork named Zack Hample, pretty clearly committed fan interference in the bottom of the ninth, when he -- wearing Diamondbacks gear -- reached over the outfield wall to catch a game-tying homer from the Yankees' Francisco Cervelli.
Hample is obsessed with collecting baseballs, to the point that he acts like a complete tool to obtain these baseballs, including committing fan interference, while wearing a team's colors for the sole purpose of collecting baseballs, and wearing a baseball glove, like you might see children do.
Now, as far as baseball's concerned, shortstop Didi Gergorius homered on the first pitch he saw as a member of the Diamondbacks, and Martin Prado also homered in the game.
Cervelli's ninth-inning homer tied the game at two, and batters for both teams pretty much limped through the ninth through 11th innings.
The D-backs were serious in the 12th, though.
Gerardo Parra started off with a double, and advanced to third after Prado flied out. Paul Goldschmidt then landed on first after Cervelli committed catcher's interference for the second time of the game.
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Miguel Montero got hit by a pitch, and Cody Ross hit in the go-ahead run with a single to left.
Eric Chavez added the insurance runs with a bases-clearing double, and the Diamondbacks ended up winning 6-2, no thanks to narcissist Zack Hample.
Steve Berthiaume quote of the night:
Bob Brenly: "Well, you had me right up until the bubble bath."
Berthiaume: "If I had a nickel for every time I heard that."