Joy of Sox said it several weeks ago, and far better than I could:
Without his amazing bullpen work, that glorious October would have been yet another Yankee nightmare. In the process of bringing us what we wished for all our lives, he ruined his career.
Foulke’s 2004 postseason pitching lines are phenominal. It’s a shame that the relationship between him and Boston deteriorated so much — that it deteriorated at all, really. It certainly should not have.
Congratulations to him. This Sox fan, at any rate, hopes he regains his health and his job and mows down the Yankees a few more times this year. For old times’ sake.
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