"Two Red Sox Anniversaries Worth Remembering-One Was Both Joyful & Glorious While The Other Was Sorrowful"
1st The Sorrowful One;
This was 7th Game At Shea Stadium. Two Nights Before, Actor Michael Sergio leaped out of a plane & parachuted onto the Diamond & was arrested. That act energised the crowd. Of course, Mike was arrested for Disorderly Conduct(The US Air Force Helped re-create that jump when the '86 Mets were honoured in August, '06);
Needless to say, the Carmine Hose Led 3-0;
Later, that Great World Series Arsonist, Calvin Schiraldi, put a big damper on a World Championship for the Carmine Hose(He was traded for Bob Ojeda), by letting the lead get away;
It was a Night for "The Murph" to remember, as Marty Barrett was "The Mighty Casey" & was Struck Out by Jesse Orosco;
& Now The Glorious & Joyful One:
Johnny Damon(He's Just Juan Damone To Me, now), homers, causing this immediate eruption from "The Tim-Inator";
"One thing about ground balls, they don't go out of the ball park";
Gee Tim, what happens if one goes out?
Next Time, go fly from Baltimore to Iceland for the Last Game of The World Series;
It would never sound like that in the Days of Scully & Garagiola Sr;
The Cards were shut out at home & nothing was heard from Lord Albert Of The Pool Halls;
Now for the ULTIMATE Hightlight;
It was NOT 'This Radar Gun Reading brought to you by BALCO" as recited by Joe Buck, in another moment of Sarcasm;
I am giving you the transcribed version of Joe(Not Jack)Buck's Call of The Last Out, as that famous ROAD Chant of "Let's Go Red Sox" is heard on FOX;
"Back To Foulke; Red Sox Fans Have LONGED To Hear It; The BOSTON RED SOX Are WORLD CHAMPIONS";
I still have Tears whenever I hear this, even as I composed this;
Truly A Glorious & Joyful Night Indeed @ 11:42PM EDT, Wednesday, 10/27/04;
& A New Day In Baseball Was Dawning, With More Yankees-Free Ones To Come!
& to think that at The End of the '06 All Star Game, it was announced that FOX will have MLBaseball until 2013, with Buck's Hysterical phrase "Well, You're Stuck With Us"