Thoughts from Game 3
Dice-K is finally starting to put it together. I know the line doesn’t look all that special, but he came two outs away from firing six shutout innings in a World Series game. And he also had a two-out, two-strike hit that might have delivered a fatal blow to the Rockies’ season.
You have to be impressed with Okajima. He gives up that three-run homer to Holliday, the place is going nuts, the Red Sox are only up a run, then he gives up a single. The crowd is going crazy. And he gets out of the jam.
Jacoby Ellsbury. What a story. When was the last time a September call-up made this big an impact on a championship team? It had to be K-Rod in ’02 with the Angels. Before that? Who knows.
Manny being Manny. Leave it to the flaky left fielder to come up with this gem of a quote following the win."We don’t want to eat the cake first, before your birthday," said
Ramirez. "We’ve got to wait and see what’s going to happen [in Game 4]."
Hilarious. And ever since Manny said the world would not end and that there was always next year if his team lost to the Indians, they haven’t lost another game. 6-0 since Manny’s memorable words.
This team is feeling good right now and it’s almost impossible to think they will lose tomorrow against Aaron Cook, who hasn’t started a game since Aug. 10.
Until then, I better get some sleep.