#6: (2003) Aaron Boone…

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_ZCHgq60nQ

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2 Responses to “#6: (2003) Aaron Boone…”

  1. VanillaICE Says:

    F this BS… Worst moment in the history of sport…

  2. boonesucks Says:

    fuck aaron boone

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