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March 9, 2005
From Retrosheet I've figured out that this was the game that featured perhaps the funniest plays I've ever seen in baseball.

With a man on, Bruce Boisclair hit a sinking line drive to short right field. Larry Biittner of the Cubs attempted a shoestring catch but missed. As Biittner ran in his cap had flown off and when the ball got by him it rolled under the cap. When Biittner turned around the ball was nowhere to be seen. He started whirling in circles like a dog chasing his tail while the Wrigley crowd screamed at him to look under the cap. When he finally retrieved the ball the run had scored and Bruce was on his way to third, and Biittner fired the ball in and nailed Bruce at third base (I thought Boisclair got a triple, but apparently my 12-year old brain only remebered what it wanted to about the play).

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