More weird and wild from Jayson Stark

THE NEW HOUSE ON 9th STREET – Finally, once upon a time, when life was kinda normal, there wasn’t anything unusual about a guy hitting a game-winning home run in the ninth inning. But then, last Saturday, Francisco Lindor did this.

OK, what’s the big deal? Oh, only that it was a game-winning two-run leadoff home run … and that was only half of the Strange But True part…

Because it was also the first game-winning extra-inning home run ever hit in the ninth inning … after the Mets had just finished blowing all nine runs of a 9-0 lead … but they still won … because Mets … and because Zombie Runners … and because seven-inning doubleheader games … but mostly, because …

Baseball! (In 2021!)

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