A classic in the making

It was expected to be a classic, and the Yankees-Red Sox series is living up to the hype.

Originally Published: October 18, 2004
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider
BOSTON -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein doesn't do the whole luxury box routine. He sits behind home plate in the scouts section for these big playoff games with the Yankees, so he can feel the tension on the field and grasp the effort in every pitch and at-bat. It's unavoidable when you're that close to the action.

He can also feel the temperature drop noticeably between the national anthem and the 14th inning. That tends to happen on October nights in New England when your team is playing for almost six hours.