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Thursday’s Mashup: Joe Castiglione literally fell out of his chair in reaction to Andrew Benintendi’s catch

Lucy Burdge
October 18, 2018 - 6:04 am

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MLB: Boston at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (TBS, WEEI-FM 93.7)
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-- Andrew Benintendi’s bases-loaded catch with two outs in the ninth inning saved Game 4 of the ALCS for the Red Sox and was so dramatic Joe Castiglione even fell out of his chair making the call.

Chris Villani reported on the moment on Twitter:


As he was declaring the Red Sox the winners, his voiced faded and his mic picked up the sound of his tumble.

“As I just went head-over heels in my chair,” he said, as Tim Neverett helped him out with the final call.

When Mookie Betts was told of Castiglione’s fall, he said, “I was right there on the floor with him.”

David Price was also excited:

Castiglione is fine and seemingly ready for Game 5.

-- Marcus Smart showed up to the Celtics game on Wednesday wearing an open-faced Versace robe and Christian Louboutin sneakers and the meaning behind his fashion statement is very touching.

Smart explained his outfit and said it was to honor his late mother on the one-month anniversary of her death.

“She always called me her little king so I had to dress like one,” Smart said.

His mother, Camellia, died from a form of bone marrow cancer last month. Smart’s game shoes have the date of her death on the back.

“She’s always with me,” Smart said. “So these are my game shoes from now on.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Listen, I’m telling you, when he hit that ball, it was a bit low. I had some doubts. I did. After he caught it, it was a relief. It was a huge relief. Got Bregman up at the plate, one of the best players this year, at home, he jumped on the first pitch. He hit it good but perfectly positioned." -- Xander Bogaerts, on Andrew Benintendi’s game-ending catch