If you went to bed early last night, you missed one of the greatest moments ever in Yankees playoff history. Yes, ever. With the Yanks trailing the Orioles 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, manager Joe Girardi pinch hit Raul Ibanez for Alex Rodriguez in a stunning move that paid off in a big way. First, Ibanez hit a solo shot to tie the game 2-2 and send it into extra innings. And, then…well, just watch for yourself. Even if you hate the Bronx Bombers, you can't deny how incredible this moment is. This is why we love sports.

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[via Eye On Baseball]