Watch and listen to Tom Hamilton call the final out of the 2016 ALCS as the Cleveland Indians eliminated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4 game to 1.
It’s not official until you’ve heard Tom Hamilton say so.
Well, here’s Hammy’s call from Game 5 of the 2016 ALCS, as Carlos Santana catches the final out in foul territory.
Hammy holds a special place in the hearts of lots of Tribe fans, because for a generation of millennials, he was the voice behind the microphone when the Indians finally broke their 41-year postseason drought back in 1995.
Enjoy, it Cleveland.
“And Cleveland, for the SIXTH TIME EVER, you will have a World Series. The Indians are champions of the American League.”
Oh, Hammy. Music. To. My. Ears.
Andrew Miller was named the ALCS MVP.
No surprise here, since he’s basically the surest thing going since Mariana Rivera was working on the bullpen for the New York Yankees.
OK, with formalities out the way, the party could start.
Thankfully, the Tribe’s resident partier, Mike Napoli was eager to get things going.
Nap’s been a true leader all season and he continued the trend during the celebration, opting to say no to protective goggles.
Beer and champagne in the eyes. He’s immune. We’re talking Party at Napoli’s here.
Trevor Bauer‘s pinky stopped bleeding long enough for the righty to drink champagne out of a Cowboy boot.
And then, Bauer took to Twitter to bash Jose Bautista and the “circumstances” that were keeping the Blue Jays down. He used Toronto native Drake to get the job done.
Good thing baseball’s biggest drone enthusiast is protecting that hand for the World Series.
You can control the camera angle of the Indians popping their first champagne bottles with this cool view from MLB. As far as I can tell, you can’t get the 360 degree angle using Safari, but it works with Chrome and FireFox.
Even the front office guys/baseball operations got in on the fun, thanks to Terry Francona.
And don’t forget good guy Dan Otero, who got some love from Andrew Miller….
The World Series commences Oct. 25. Stay tuned to the Factory of Sadness for all the goods to come.
The Indians will play either the Chicago Cubs or the LA Dodgers.