The Rivals: The New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox---An Inside History
It wasn't just that he did it. It was the number of times. There was nothing you could do with him, because Manny Ramirez was right there. You had to pitch to him. I saw that ball coming from the bullpen. I knew exactly what was coming. I was on that s, and boom! I saw him later and he would say to me, "How did you hit that pitch? Then, of course, the Yankees tied it.
Aaron Boone comes to the plate in the bottom of the 11th. Tim Wakefield throws one pitch. Boone hits it out. Series over. Mariano Rivera , who pitched three innings of relief, runs to the mound and collapses on it. Straight business. Mariano is one of those guys. The best pitcher I ever faced? It's between him and Pedro. One pitch. That's all he threw. You knew it was coming and still couldn't hit it.
I came in, we're making a comeback, and Ortiz takes me into the fing seats. He's rounding the bases and all I'm thinking is, "I blew the fing game. I blew the fing game, the fing season.
I owed Aaron Boone my life! Guys were crying, coming over to Wake. It was just awful. No fear.
Nobody had any fear anymore of the Yankees. Even though we lost, they knew we had something for their a MCADAM: I've always said in terms of ginning up fan interest, nothing does that more than improbably, almost, heartbreaking losses. The closer you get, no matter how heartbreaking the loss, the more people get on the bandwagon because they realize its right there. It's right within your reach. So in my mind, the complete apex of Red Sox interest was the offseason of , after Aaron Boone, because you can't get closer than that, and all that did was invite more people to the bandwagon for when it finally came through.
The Red Sox were down in Boston, so Game 4 was a must-win. Ortiz had a go-ahead, two-run single in the fifth, then followed it up with the game winner -- a two-run home run -- in the bottom of the 12th. It was only recently that I realized we were down I always thought it was When you put it like that, come on.
If they aren't lying to you, everybody -- and I'm talking about me, my teammates -- everybody thought we were gonna lose. There's only one guy who always said we could win, and it was Kevin Millar.
They scored 19 runs off of us, and nothing but missiles. And Millar is saying, "Don't let us wake up! It was also long: the game finally ended after four hours and 42 minutes, three minutes shy of the longest nine-inning game ever.
Make your own mind up as to whether that is a good or bad first impression. The heatwave that has been melting most of Europe made it a sweaty affair but concerns about the stadium — that a venue originally built for athletics, clumsily repurposed for football, would not be suitable for baseball — were broadly unfounded. Aside from the vast amount of foul territory the area behind the baselines in which batters can be caught but cannot score runs it seemed to fit the purpose nicely: whisper it, but baseball looked more at home here than football ever has. A couple of slight worries for the long-term promotion of the game in the UK did occur.
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First the attendance: despite proud brags that tickets sold out within hours of going on sale, they have been pretty easy to come by in recent weeks and one could still buy them an hour before the first pitch. The provenance of those in attendance might be an issue, too. For a sport that has historically been insular, the goal is now long-term global expansion. They say this jaunt to London is just the start, with another planned for next year the Chicago Cubs v the St Louis Cardinals and then India, China and who knows where else.
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