In the spirit of nostalgia, we’re recapping last year’s historic World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals. Today, Game 2 …
The red sock made its second and final appearance of the postseason, as Curt Schilling again needed a minor surgical procedure on his ankle to take the hill. He was again brilliant, giving up just one unearned run over six innings. Orlando Cabrera, Jason Varitek, and Mark Bellhorn provided the offense as the Red Sox streaked to a 2-0 World Series lead.
After the game, Schilling explained that he didn’t think he’d be able to give it a go when he woke up that morning …
Curt Schilling: “I woke up at 7 o’clock in the morning. That was a tipoff right there. I’ve never woken up at 7 in the morning for anything in my life. I wasn’t going to pitch. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t move. I didn’t know what happened, but I knew as soon as I woke up there was a problem.
“I told (my wife) it wasn’t going to happen. There was no way. But that’s when everything started. I left my house, and I’m driving to the park, and anyone who knows where Medfield is, they know it’s a pretty long haul.
“There were signs every mile from my house to this ballpark on fire stations, on telephone poles, wishing me luck. I can’t explain what it was like.
“So I get here [to Fenway], and got out of the car, got into the trainer’s room, and Doc [Bill Morgan] was there.
“And then it starts happening. You start looking around at your teammates and understanding what you’ve been through over the past eight months, what it means to me.
“And then I did what I did the last time: I went to the Lord for help, because I knew, again, I wasn’t going to be able to do this myself.”
|Oct. 24, 2004
Game 2: Red Sox 6, Cardinals 2
|Box score Game Log game recap: Two to go
dan shaughnessy: Heading west 2 games up
Bob Ryan: Amid the euphoria, these numbers cry out
Jackie MacMullan:Painful day, then win sewn up
classic chatter: Watson likely moving from disciplinarian to GM
on baseball: Cabrera is worthy of attention
red sox notebook: Bet your boots they’re aware
cardinals notebook: Rotation has finally taken shape
boston sports blog:
Still room for worry
view from St. Louis:
Not winning was real error
It’s impossible to overlook 1967 dreamers
Cardinals unable to solve Schilling
Cold reality for St. Louis They’re scout masters
After bad hop, he bounces back
La Russa, Francona have family ties
Varitek turns ignition Just call it the bullish pen
Ratings off to a good start How to play it straight
The scene Game photos
Game 2 multimedia gallery