Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The Best World Series Game Ever?
Today, and for about the first 2 and half minutes of tomorrow, marks the 5th anniversary of what possibly could be the most memorable World Series game in recent Yankee history.
Game 4 of the 2001 series. It had pitching. It had tense moments and solid defensive play. It had hardened veterans (Schilling, O'Neill, Martinez, Grace, etc.), and emerging stars (Soriano). It had drama (Pulling Schilling for Kim). It had disappointment (Jeter was batting an A-Rod like .067 heading into game four), we had our first and only taste of November baseball, add a little Yankee magic and about 45 seconds after midnight, we had crowned Mr. November and tied the series at 2. What a freakin' game.
Other than possibly when Aarron Boone hit his extra inning home run in the 2003 ALCS, have you ever jumped as high or yelled as loud when Tino hit that two-run HR in the bottom of the 9th? Clutch veteran play.
That series was so good, I almost don't mind the fact that the Yankees lost.
Let's just take this day, and while giving out candy to the little ham and eggers, keep an eye open for the kid dressed in pinstripes for his costume, and give that kid a little more than everyone else in honor of this game!