William Gomez makes biggest save of the Dodgers' season (Bill Plaschke, LA Times)
Thanks to SoSG reader Sam Silbereich for the YouTube tip:
Check out Josh Rawitch's taken-aback expression at 0:48. Priceless.
And from Michael Becker at the Press-Enterprise blog:
For seven years, William Gomez manned his post in front of the Dodgers clubhouse without incident, opening the door, closing the door, and occasionally turning away the overzealous fan.
That is until Prince Fielder came rushing toward the clubhouse door Tuesday demanding entrance.
Gomez, a 34-year-old from Boyle Heights, didn't quite know what was happening but he did know this: "He wasn't going to get past the door," Gomez said. [...]
"I'm not really the type of person to seek out the spotlight," Gomez said. "It's something that just happened. This is my position. Something just told me, 'Don't let him in. Do whatever it takes.'"
I can vouch for Gomez's low-key demeanor. On my first clubhouse visit, I tried to get his name so I could mention him in my post. But he demurred, not wanting to call attention to himself. But he can't hide from the congratulations he deserves now. Kudos, William!
Also: Fines but no suspensions for Prince Fielder and Guillermo Mota (LA Times)
photo by Alex Gallardo/LA Times