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July 1, 2004
BASEBALL: What The Foulke?

The Red Sox just brought in their closer, Keith Foulke, to start the bottom of the 8th of a tie game at Yankee Stadium. Charlie Steiner announced this as if the Red Sox were planning to use voodoo to beat the Yankees.

Kudos to the Bill James-influenced Sox for recognizing that sometimes you need to use your relief ace when the game is most in the balance.

UPDATE: Well, this has been a wild one. Foulke and Rivera each threw two scoreless. Right now, the Red Sox have Dave McCarty at second base, and the Yankee announcers are discussing whether the Yanks might have to use Posada at second at some point.

UPDATE: Sheffield winds up at third. Manny homers in the 13th.

UPDATE: Cairo doubles in Sierra to tie it again in the 14th. Red Sox had been one strike away . . .

UPDATE: Never bet against the house. John Flaherty drives one to the wall to drive in the winning run.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:31 PM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Where was Nomar?

Posted by: Ed at July 2, 2004 12:23 AM

Punking out on the bench.

Posted by: TC-LeatherPenguin at July 2, 2004 6:56 AM

Bottom of the 13th, not the 14th.

Posted by: Eric Jablow at July 2, 2004 11:49 AM
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