BOSTON – Nearly 18 years after the moment, it’s hard to say how much of the celebration followed the Red Sox’s World Series win in 2004. Generations of pain and frustration evaporated as baseball fans in Boston immersed themselves in the pristine atmosphere. The ecstasy that evaded them for a long time.
However, through it all, one shot that always plagued those days was the image of Manny Ramirez hilariously holding a fan’s banner as he paraded through Boston on a duck boat during his world championship rally.
“Jeter is playing golf today,” the sign reads. “This is better!”
One fan made this tag, but it pleased Ramirez enough to pick it up and show it to the world.
this thing resident It doesn’t align well with the Jeter.
In the Fifth episode of Jeter’s documentary series “The Captain” on ESPNHe reluctantly discussed what he went through after the Yankees blew the ALCS 3-0 lead over the Red Sox in 2004.
“It’s a misery, you know. Sick to my stomach,” Jeter said. “I got out of New York, I came home, Boston won the world championship. Manny Ramirez had a sign that said ‘Jeter is golfing now’ during the show. Someone sent it to me. Um…I’m sick.”
Based on the way Jeter thinks of the moment all these years later, it’s clearly not over yet.
Earlier in the episode, Jeter talked about Dave Roberts’ infamous heist in the ninth inning of Game 4.
“I mean, if the ball is on the other side six inches, it’s out. It didn’t happen, that’s what happens,” Jeter said. “But I don’t want to talk about this anymore.”
who – which The comment was phrased with chuckles, but the first part of the episode showed just how much psychological damage that series had done to the Yankees.
“I haven’t slept for some time,” said Jorge Posada, the fisherman.
“Despite all the success we had against the Red Sox, I think 2004 made up for them all,” said Bernie Williams. “I mean, there’s no more embarrassing way to lose a series. I don’t think there’s anything in the world that can beat that.”
One specific issue discussed was the Yankees’ unwillingness to give up an aunt to test Kurt Schilling’s mobility, as the ankle tendon was stitched to the bone to allow him to descend.
“We didn’t have men who wanted to do it – that was willing to win at any cost,” Gary Sheffield lamented. “That’s not what the Yankees imagined.”
It took a moment, but Jeter regretted the matter.
“I don’t know how many guys we’ve had that can really attack,” Jeter said. “I think I can have it.”
While the pain the Yankees are in is still palpable, coach Joe Toure appears to have slipped past the 3-0 lead fairly quickly.
“It was one post-season one that you wish hadn’t happened, but I don’t think I ever lost sleep by saying ‘I wish I had done this instead’,” Toure said.
Yankees fans – and players – might feel differently.