If you missed the July 1, 2004 between the Yankees and Red Sox, you missed a classic. It was played with the intesity of the Wold Series. Among the highlights:
Yankee rookie, Halsey takes on P. Martinez - and leaves leading 3-2
Sheffield plays 3rd - first time since 1993
A. Rod (and everyone else) thinks there was a triple play - but you can't get the same guy out twice in one play
Jeter gets hurt flying into the stands after catching a fair ball that would have put Boston on top.
Yankees have bases loaded in the 9th and 12th, but couldn't end it
Giambi and the parasites strikes out with Cairo on Third
Boston plays musical gloves in the 12th - switching players in the field with each batter
Boston uses a 5 man infield and two man outfield twice in the 12th
Sheffield gets hit by pitch (second time) and the pitcher is NOT thrown out of the game
Ramirez homered in the top of the 13th 4-3 Sox
With two outs in the 13th, Sierra singled, Cairo doubled, scoring Sierra tying the game again!
Flaherty hit a ground rule (but never touched second) and Cairo scored the winning run
Oh yes - the Yankees will play the Mets on July 2
2004 by Joseph D. Korman