Thursday, February 07, 2008
10/16/99: Sox vs. Future Convicted Perjurer
Many of us in Red Sox Nation are really enjoying watching Roger Clemens squirm this winter, with the Mitchell Report, the denials, his jackass lawyer, etc. But here's a real blast from the past, courtesy of my friend Adam. This clip is from October 16, 1999, which was Game 3 of the 1999 American League Championship Series between the Red Sox and Yankees at Fenway Park. It is from the bottom of the first inning, when the Sox tagged The Carpetbagger for two fast runs, courtesy of a Jose Offerman triple and a home run from John Valentin.
That day is still one of my most favorite days ever in a Major League Baseball stadium. I was sitting behind third base with my friend Greg and his son. We got tickets from Willie Randolph, then Yankee third base coach. We sat in section of Yankees' players families, and I was about the only person in that section rooting for the Red Sox. (Unfortunately it would be the highlight of that series, as it was the only Red Sox victory in 5 games.)
I was proud to be one of those 33,000 or so fans who loudly serenaded Clemens that day, and it was a joy to watch him fall on his face before the fans he so betrayed.
And it will still be a pleasure to watching the Future Convicted Perjurer squirm some more, especially in front of the entire world, as this sorry saga goes on.