Amazing, a game seven. Curt Schilling with a legend-making performance, let’s see if the under-armed Sox can pull it out tomorrow. I can’t imagine what will happen in Boston if they do it. I set the over/under on upturned police vehicles at 3 if the Sox can pull it off.

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  • Schilling was terrific and gutty. The gun had him in the low 90s throughout, and his splitter was vicious at about 86-88. From what I could see, he also threw two slow curves (they clocked 73 on the Stadium gun), both first pitch balls, one to Cairo and the other to, if memory serves, Bernie. When the gate to the bullpen opened, and Arroyo jogged out, it was a gigantic relief.
    One thing worth noting: the Yankees have really missed Olerud over the last three games. And I don’t just mean because of that last out. He’s a grinder, and as good as Clark has been this year, and as good as he is defensively, it’s a major hole in the lineup,.
    But of course this thing was going to go seven. How could it not?

    YF October 20, 2004, 1:17 am
  • i thought the guy dressed up as babe ruth’s ghost was hilarious.

    Anonymous October 20, 2004, 9:15 am
  • YF, I’m with you and have been thinking the same thing re Olerud. Clark has made some terrific scoops in the field (certainly plays that Giambi probably would not have made), but his at-bats have been Boone-esque (last one off Wakefield notwithstanding). Olerud will give you quality at-bats just about every time, and of course, he’s a Gold Glover at 1st. Apart from the occasional Jeets bunt, the Yanks’ situational hitting for the last three nights has been absymal, and I can’t help but think that Olerud not in the lineup has contributed to that. Such a strange injury. The bat hit his foot on his way out of the box? Well, here’s hoping he feels good enough to play tonight.
    But speaking of Wakefield, here we go again, having to face that guy. I’d like to think that even though he’s a knuckleballer, he’s a bit tired and that maybe he’ll throw a few more tumblers than usual. Anyway, time to get tough and go out and protect our house. Go Bombers!!

    Spidey October 20, 2004, 10:25 am
  • Olerud out for the Series, as per Torre. Clark’s slow heavy bat not so much of a disadvantage against Wakefield’s flutter balls. Could be that Clark could be our right place at the right time guy.

    Joe (YF) October 20, 2004, 10:48 am
  • I agreed with the predictions of Boston in 5/Yankees in 7 before game 1. Still do.
    I’m not nearly as nervous about this game 7 as I was about last year’s.
    Then, again, I had a ticket to last year’s game…

    Clay October 20, 2004, 10:58 am
  • Ah, thanks for the update, Joe. Still, I’m not so sure that Clark won’t wave at the knucklers like he’s been waving at the cheese. Hope you’re right, though.
    Here’s a question: do you DH Lofton here, bat him ninth, get some speed into the lineup, and save free-swinging Ruben for the late innings to come in after Wakefield leaves?

    Spidey October 20, 2004, 12:39 pm
  • Good times folks, definitely good times. Two 7 game ALCS back to back. Extra inning down to the wire games. Did anybody think last night’s game was over until the final out? We have been blessed as fans to get such a competitive heated rivalry between 2 so evenly matched teams. Two teams with so much heart and never-say-die attitude that you watch every at bat of every inning like it were do or die. Is it just me or were you guys grimacing/cheering with every pitch?
    Now only one thing could make it perfect, Yankees win in the bottom of the ninth.
    What’s that you say Sox fans, you’d rather have an Ortiz homer and Foulke/Pedro/Wakefield/Schilling/Arroyo/Anybody closing it out? Fine, but if the Sox win I’m starting to dig that bunker in my backyard, cause who knows what’ll happen next.

    Joe (YF) October 20, 2004, 12:43 pm
  • Amen.

    YF October 20, 2004, 1:11 pm

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