Because of the 9/11 attacks, Jon and I got to see some November baseball live and in person 7 years ago. We drove from San Diego to Phoenix in something like 3 hours flat. Back before they called them MX-5's, I had bought a new "Miata" earlier in the year 2001 and we tried our luck at testing Japanese engineering. Jon eased that little car up to 130 mph before we started to physically lift up off the highway and I could feel my balls crawl up into my spleen.
Back before they called it Chase Field, we watched the World Series in all its glory at "the B.O.B." I remember thinking how we should probably look out for terrorists. I also remember a Yankee fan ribbing me and Jon for wearing our Padres hats and I silently cursed him and sure enough, the Red Sox have won two World Series Championships to the Yankees' zero since I laid that curse down.
Seems like a long time ago.
09/11/08 7:05 PM PDT
|San Francisco Giants||San Diego Padres|
|Randy Winn - LF||Will Venable - CF|
|Nate Schierholtz - RF||Luis Rodriguez - SS|
|Pablo Sandoval - 1B||Brian Giles - RF|
|Bengie Molina - C||Adrian Gonzalez - 1B|
|Rich Aurilia - 3B||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Aaron Rowand - CF||Drew Macias - LF|
|Eugenio Velez - 2B||Nick Hundley - C|
|Omar Vizquel - SS||Matt Antonelli - 2B|
|Matt Cain - P||Josh Geer - P|