Reversal of Opinion
And he hits one in the hole
They're gonna have to hurry.
THEY'LL NEVER GET HIM!
They got him.
How do you like that.
I changed my mind before he got there.
So that doesn't count as an error.
July 10, 1992
Seattle at New York
Dave Fleming pitching to Andy Stankiewicz
First inning, no outs, bases empty
Mariners lead 1-0
Hero or the Goat
All right, this is it,
The whole season coming down
To just one ball game,
And every mistake will be magnified,
And every great play will be magnified,
And it's a tough night for the players,
I'll tell ya.
I know last night,
Being in the same situation many times
With the great Yankee teams of the past,
You stay awake,
And you dream,
And you think of what might be,
If you are the hero or the goat.
October 14, 1976
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST PLAYOFF
Kansas City at New York
This is a great book if you're a baseball fan, especially if you ever listened to Phil Rizzuto do color commentary for broadcasts of Yankees games. He could interweave the game with whatever random story he wanted to tell, and make it all come out as ... well ... poetry.