Thursday, October 25, 2007

21 Years Ago Tonight...

Apparently, there's a baseball game being played in Boston tonight. Gee, I never would've known if it wasn't for being surrounded by Red Sox fans.

Anyway, there was a World Series game being played in Flushing 21 years ago this evening. This game (along with Tate George's shot against Clemson in 1990) is the seminal sports moment of my life. It is the genesis for this blog.

As I type this, I'm watching the 10th inning of said game. It's currently the top of the 10th & Dave Henderson just hit a leadoff homerun to give the Sox a 4-3 lead. They just cut to the scene of Roger Clemens celebrating in the Red Sox bullpen, complete with his act of vandalism.

Someday, I'll have a page dedicated to this game. Until then, there's really nothing for me to say that hasn't already been said.

I'd just like to state again for the record that if there's someone to be labeled a goat for this game, it's Rich Gedman, who should've caught Bob Stanley's "wild pitch".

Aside from that, I credit the Mets, especially Gary Carter, Kevin Mitchell, Ray Knight & Mookie Wilson, for not giving up, even when the end looked inevitable.

"They say a picture is worth a thousand words...if that is so, you've just seen a million words but more importantly the Mets are alive and well and will be playing the 7th game tomorrow night." - Vin Scully

1 comment:

P.J. said...

Those that call Buckner a goat seem to forget that the error came in Game 6 and all that game did was tie the series.

I don't believe in curses and all that crap anyway. In the sportsworld, things happen.