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Friday, July 02, 2004


The best game ever.

Not Greece-Czech Republic Euro 2004 game, though that one won me or the missus the pool, depending on how you want to look at it. I said the Greeks would win 1-0, but we weren’t betting on silver or golden goals. So it was supposed to be Greeks, at 1-0, in 90 minutes. The wife was the executor of the pool, which kinda means that if no one won, she would.

Or we could roll-over the pool to the next game.

But I digress.

So, let’s try that again:


The best game ever.

The Yankees over the Red Sox 5-4 in 13 innings on a ground-rule double by Flaherty, scoring Miguel Cairo from second to complete the sweep of the Auld Enemy. That’s 4-and-a-half hours of nail-biting stuff and heroics from all the players. Especially Jeter who had to leave the game in the middle of the 12th because he sacrificed his body to get the third Red Sox out. At top speed, he caught the pop up and then slammed into the box seats. Last anyone in the television audience saw of him, he was bleeding from his chin and under his right eye and his right cheek was beginning to puff up.

Jeez. And it’s not even the World Series.

That’s heroics for you.

Updated at 16:06 pm:

Wasn't as bad as a broken cheek, as I had feared, but Jeter will be fine.

Again, can I say "heroics"?


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