Sometimes sports moments are so amazing that it feels like you could not have predicted them. But sometimes the best moments are those that would not have been able to go otherwise and produce more emotions because of that predetermined feeling.
That's what Francisco Lindor played against the Twins on Tuesday night. Born in Caguas, a town south of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he almost sent one out of the park in the first inning, which would have been a wild moment. Instead, he waited until the fifth inning to blow one over the fence.
After leaving the park to bring the Indians 2-0 over the Twins, it sounded as if every single person in Hiram Bithorn Stadium was absolutely in joy.
You could almost feel Lindor's excitement dissipate as he rounded the bases and crossed the plate, soaring comrades and absolutely BEAMING. He came to a curtain that should never take place because the audience cheered endlessly.
Even his mother admitted after the incident that she was not surprised, because of his excitement to be there and the atmosphere, that he completed a home run in one of the most emotionally charged moments of his career.
Cleveland does not slow down after that, with Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley beating Homer's back-to-back at almost exactly the same spot in the next inning. But it was Lindor who set everything going and got the most reaction from every single fan in the seats – no matter which team they supported.
It's hard not to get a little emotional when I watch it again. A perfect moment, though you might feel it handy while watching the game. There could not have been another way.