The highlight montage at the end of the game shows many things including Coco Crisp's hat falling off revealing his doo-rag. I wait for maybe a half second of Mo, but they gave him nothing. Mariano came into the game in the 8th inning with a man on base, with only a 1-run lead against the Red Sox. Farnsworth had just given up a 2 run home run, ended up walking Varitek. Mo came out again in the 9th, got all three outs in order on ground balls, leaving David Ortiz on deck. Total, not just "one-two-three," as the geniuses spun yesterday:
- ONE-TWO THREE-FOUR!!! The 1-2-3 stat is created to exclude more difficult so-called "saves."
- PLUS, MO WAS WORKING ON HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAY--NO SPECIAL RULES FOR HIM--TORRE IS FREE TO RUN HIM INTO THE GROUND IF HE WISHES. THIS SHOULD PUT NY BBWAA PRESIDENT DAN GRAZIANO'S MIND AT EASE.
(P.S. In the final montage after the whole post game, sometime before 11:30PM, they did include a half second of Mo fielding one of his ground balls. You'd only have seen it if you didn't blink).
- Trivia: The last time Clemens faced Boston as a Yankee was Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. per the AP Report on tonight's game published in the NY Times. "Rocket Shuts Down Old Team, Pitches Yankees to 4-3 Victory Over Boston" (The headline writer must be a Red Sox fan--Yankee fans never think of the Clemens Red Sox thing, but those guys think of nothing else).