Spirited Sox wear out Angels

David Ortiz's game-winning homer highlighted a series that the Red Sox dominated from the start, writes Buster Olney.

Originally Published: October 8, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

BOSTON -- Once the champagne ran out Friday night, most of it sprayed or dumped, the Red Sox showed again how resourceful they could be. The players went through the beer as their primary weapon of mayhem, and then they began dumping ice water.

But the ice ran out, so the players then started hurling tubs of water at each other, Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez retreating to the trainer's room time and again for more ammunition. Some were ready, like Trot Nixon and Alan Embree, who prepared ...

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