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Curt Schilling took the mound and the booing began. Both teams went scoreless for the first three innings, until Lieber allowed a single to Jason Varitek that drove in Kevin Millar. Minutes later, Orlando Cabrera singled and the struggling Mark Bellhorn came to the plate. Bellhorn wasn't a excellent player, he was even booed at Boston but this play will forever stay in the memory of Red Sox Nation. Mark Bellhorn drove a line drive into the left field, a ball that hitted a fan in the chest and then dropped back to the field. Jim Joyce (of course it had to be him) called the ball in play but Terry Francone came in to argue and eventually was changed into a homerun. The R
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If the 2004 Red Sox were known as a "Bunch of Idiots", with this pitching perfomance Curt Schilling was the The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It's amazing how the media thought that Schilling was going to be a failure and that the Series would end that night, but he stood up as a strong horse and made everyone in New York to shut up. We all rooted for Curt Schilling that night, and now let's root for him against the battle of his life. The right-handed pitcher was diagnosed with cancer on February 5t. On June 5th, he announced that his cancer was in remission and on August 30th, he accepted that the cause of his cancer was smokeless tobacco. I'm trying to quit since then.
Back to the 2004 ALCS...
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When the Yankees attempted to make a pitching chanege, crew chief umpire Joe West talked with NYPD and New York mayor. The police stayed on the field during the 9th inning. I've told you before that I'm way too young to see enough things in sports, but in my short life I've never seen the police take the field to protect the fans during a game. That's how crazy this game was.
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The Red Sox didn't score in the 9th inning and the Red Sox closer Keith Foulke, issued a walk to Matsui and Sierra. Tony Clark stepped to the plate and represented the pennant-winning run, but Foulke struck him out a full count. "Gotta make it interesting", where Foulke's words when the game ended.
On the postgame coverage, Curt Schilling wore a t-shirt with the phrase "Why not us?" and as a matter of fact, why not us? The Red Sox became the first team in major league history to be have a 3-0 series deficit and force a Game 7. The Curse was breaking apart and the best was yet to come...
What were your thoughts before Game 6? Do you still remember Curt Schilling's sock on the TV? Leave your comments below. Don't forget to come back tomorrow to the Game 7 tribute.
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