Oh, what a lovely game.
Reminded me how often Mussina would seem to pitch on a Sunday afternoon, with the sun so intense you could count the stitching on his cap.
Tex, Jeter, Swish, Cano--all stock up.
Plus with Tex, the ball lost in the sun, and his resultant double, meant more than any resulting scoring.
It meant: run your ass off, bush.
The winners during my lifetime would step on your throat for one inch of an advantage. Bill Russell, Bobby Orr, John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, Jo Jo White, Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle, Larry Bird, Dennis Johnson, Magic, Michael Jordan, Lou Piniella, Ron Guidry, David Cone, Paul O'Neill, Tino Martinez, Scottie Brosius, Derek Jeter, Tom Brady, Paul Pierce. Oh, and Mariano Rivera.
Let us have at least this partial honor roll, and add to it Big Tex, who plays hard on every play and runs out every ball. It shouldn't be a big deal, but it is.