LCS Game 7
Oct. 16, 2003 -- Yankees 6, Red Sox 5 (11): You were screaming at Grady Little to take Pedro out. I was screaming at Grady to take Pedro out. We were all screaming at Grady to take Pedro out. And yet, inexplicably, Grady left Pedro in. Pedro was exhausted, the Yankees were ripping hits everywhere, Boston's three-run lead was unraveling, the season was disintegrating and Grady went to the mound
and left Pedro in to pitch some more -- 123 pitches in all. You know the rest. The Yankees tied the game, Aaron Boone homered off Tim Wakefield and Boston fans spent another cold winter moaning and shaking their heads. Ah, those were the days.
-- Jim Caple