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A good tweet from our deceased former colleague Cerebral Commie Aisle about the perils of leaving a game too early—

—prompted Barry to reveal that he missed out on both Derek Jeter’s “The Dive,” as well as Jim Leyritz’s 15th-inning walk-off homer against the Mariners in Game 2 of the 1995 ALDS because he left early from both games. Nice going, dumbass.

My greatest live sports regret is more of a bad experience. Somehow, my mom scored us tickets to Game 1 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals, but a few hours before the game, I took a pitch straight to the face in a little league game. My face was all fucked up and full of holes, and I was bleeding everywhere. Because I was an idiot preteen, I pretended I could, uh, see, and we went to the game anyway because going to a Kings playoffs game was an extreme luxury. I spent the whole thing leaking blood out of my face while hopped up on strong pain meds, and I don’t think I really was able to watch much of the game. I may have passed out at one point, and I’ve never been to a Kings playoff game since (I almost certainly never will again).

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Also, the Kings lost.

This isn’t really that bad (it’s certainly better than one of our commenters’ horror stories), and so we open it up to you, the readers: What is your greatest live sports regret?