Archive for March 5, 2010

#6: (2003) Aaron Boone…

Posted in 5BS Greatest Sports Moments (since 1990), Yankees on March 5, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

The most exciting moment I have ever seen in Yankees history. In this series, the Yankee-Red Sox rivalry exploded for the first time since the late 1970s. In Game 3 of the 2003 ALCS, Pedro Martinez decided to become a little baby and tried to hit Karim Garcia after getting owned by the entire Yankee lineup. This ultimately resulted in a bench-clearing brawl which sent Don Zimmer and Pedro into a scuffle. After that game, the series, according to Sox manager Grady Little, “upgraded from a battle to a war.” After splitting the next two games, the Yankees had the opportunity to put the series away at home in Game 6. The Yanks couldn’t get it done and Boston forced a Game 7. After a Game 6 defeat, Joe Torre said, “That was crucial loss because you know you’re getting Pedro in Game 7.” Pedro was magnificent in the final game of the series…till the 8th inning. After falling behind 4-0, the Yanks crept back making it a 4-2 ballgame heading into the 8th. In the top of the inning, Big Papi hit a bomb to extend the lead to three but in the bottom of the 8th, however, the Yankees worked their magic. After a Jeter one-out double and a Bernie single, the Yanks were threatening once again. Pedro’s pitch count was up, but there was no sign of Little coming out of the dugout. With a ground-rule double by Matsui, the Yankees all of a sudden had the tying run on 2nd with only one out. At this moment, Little came out to talk with Pedro. But in a surprise move, Little did not take the ball away from Martinez. With a tired Pedro in the game, the Yanks seized the moment. In the very next at bat, Jorge Posada hit a bloop double into shallow centerfield that tied the game. Yankee Stadium was moving with excitement as the game moved to the 11th inning. The first batter of the bottom of the 11th was Yankees third-baseman Aaron Boone. Off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, Boone swung at the first pitch. With a crack of the bat…it was over.

Hey Jerry Reese, Get Off Your A** and Get Sh*t Done!

Posted in Giants on March 5, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

As I’m reading about the Jets trading for Antonio Cromartie while only giving up a 3rd round pick in next year’s draft, I am starting to wonder- what the f*ck is Jerry Reese doing?? We had the third to last defense in the league last season and I don’t think it’s going to get any better doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the offseason! What happened to the Karlos Dansby rumors?? Anyone know? Hopefully we are trying to trade up in the draft to get Earl Thomas or Taylor Mays. If Reese fails in the next couple of months, it’s going to be a miserable season.