So the Sox, Win and the Yanks lose to Baltimore and the Sox are AL East Champs. Good times. Over at Sons of Sam Horn there are two groups; the members, and those in the sandbox. I was one of those in the sandbox having not gotten my membership yet. There was a chance the Sandbox was going to be shut down for the playoffs, so I was now under a time constraint to get out my better stories I was saving for the playoffs. Which leads to what many have told me was the best of the Lord of the Red Sox entries.
"The Lord of the Red Sox" Mojo presents…
I Am No Reliever!
Scene: Fenway Park, the near future, ALCS, Game 6, Sox vs. Yanks. Sox are ahead in the series 3-2. The bullpen is spent after have been gone deep to in games 3,4,and 5. 7th Inning, Schilling has pitched well but is far past 100 pitches. Sox leads 5-2. Two on, One out...
Schill: (looks over to see who is coming to bat)
Damon: (Swoops towards the field, with Jeter on deck.)
Schill: Crap, he's got my number tonight. I can get him though.
Damon: (Steps into the batters box having gone 2-2 today with a Homer, Double and a walk.)
Tito: TIME! (Slow walks to mound…waves his left hand at the bullpen) Good game Schill.
Schill: Thanks. (Hands ball to Tito, walks to dugout)
Lester: Oh boy...Here we go.
Lester: (Takes the mound.)
Damon: (On the first pitch sends a line drive right back at Lester who snags it on the fly…the runners retreat to their bags.)
Lester: Two Down.
Jeter: (Steps into batters box, arches back…)
Lester: (First pitch, Swinging Strike One.)
Lester: (Second pitch, Swinging Strike Two)
Lester: (Third Pitch, Long Drive to Left….but sails foul missing Fisk's Pole by about two feet.) Whew that was close.
Jeter: (Leans out of the box and shouts out to Lester.) Fool, No Red Sox reliever can strike out the Captain of the Yankees.
Lester: I am no Reliever! (Throws pitch)
Jeter: (Strike Three. LOOKING!)
Coco: (Fist Pumps) YEAH!
(The Yanks never made it to the ALCS, The Sox went on to face just as big a challenge in Cleveland)