Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A Leg Up

He's got a mouth the size of Boston Harbor, and an ego to match, but, boy, Curt Schilling sure can back it up, can't he? Pitching on one leg and in obvious discomfort, he called upon all of his skills to shut down the Yankees for seven innings last night, and then the overworked Red Sox bullpen reached into its bag of magic tricks to conjure up two innings of relief that sealed the deal. Schilling's performance was a masterpiece forged of guts and sheer will; can you even imagine Kevin Millwood in a similar situation having the stones to make it through the first inning, let alone seven? Me, either.

Simply by forcing Game 7, the Sox have made baseball history. An even more historical achievement would be attained with a win tonight -- Terry Francona managing in the World Series. Think about that while the Phillies plow through managerial candidates.

My in-laws, residents of the Boston metro area, report living on adrenaline and little sleep. How I envy them.

3 Comments:

At October 20, 2004 at 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really annoying that Curt Schilling pitched so well last night, but, do you think that he'll ask for a trade if the Sox don't win? Anyone else realize that the World Series could be Mass. vs Texas just like another race going on right now? DSJC

 
At October 20, 2004 at 3:14 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I'm sorry, but that was "god's work" last night. That great Christian of 7 years Curt Schilling had nothing to do with it. Just ask him -- he'll tell you.

 
At October 21, 2004 at 6:44 AM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

DSJC - I hope to God that doesn't happen. The last thing we need is MORE election nonsense. Can you see those two idiots betting lobsters versus steaks, like the two-bit mayors always seem to do? Aargh!

 

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