The iconic image of the 2015 World Series is Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer’s mad dash to the plate in the ninth inning of Game 5.
Hosmer scored on a grounder to the third baseman and tied the game, which the Royals won in extra innings as they finished off the Mets. The MVP of the World Series? Royals catcher Salvador Perez.
In Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, Hosmer was named the MVP after collected two hits, two RBIs and hitting a home run. And Perez crushed a two-run homer as the American League won 4-2.
Mets manager Terry Collins, who was the skipper for the NL squad, had certainly seen enough. Newsday recounted this story:
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“We said the same thing,” Collins said of fans having flashbacks. “I’m tired of seeing (expletive) Eric Hosmer getting a big hit. (Expletive) sick of it.”
Collins softened his tone when talking with the New York Daily News: “You don’t win the world championship without having a good team. They have great players and Ned does a great job. It was a lot of fun. We had a chance, a big chance and we were one swing away from making it a great game.”