• Makes You Want To Puke

    Posted by on August 25th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    All this talk lately about Donovan McNabb puking (or not) in the Super Bowl, has got me thinking about Tom Gordon in Game 5 of the 2004 ALCS. As you may know, some reports claim that teammates say Tom Gordon was throwing up in the bullpen before failing to hold a two-run lead in Game 5. And, in retrospect, we can now wonder what would have been different, today, had Joe Torre brought in Mo Rivera to start the 8th inning of that game – and go for the two inning save. (Rivera did end up pitching two innings in that game – replacing Gordon in the eighth and then pitching the ninth inning as well.)

    Then again, as Yankees fans, maybe we shouldn’t think about this too much – for the risk of making us puke too.

    Comments on Makes You Want To Puke

    1. mondoas
      August 25th, 2010 | 6:17 pm

      As Yankees fans, we should have moved on a longtime ago and if anyone is even chewing on this today then maybe they need to see someone about it.

    2. JeremyM
      August 25th, 2010 | 6:27 pm

      Have to admit, if it wasn’t for last season I’d still be dwelling on this a bit. So to answer the question, if Torre brought in Mo, the Yanks win that series that night. I know Gordon had good numbers against Ortiz and all of that, but when you can go to the greatest closer in history for 2 innings to win a pennant, you do it. Especially since Gordon was shot by that point anyway, puking or not.

    3. Raf
      August 25th, 2010 | 7:39 pm

      JeremyM wrote:

      but when you can go to the greatest closer in history for 2 innings to win a pennant, you do it.

      Torre tried that already in game 4. Besides, Gordon had already gotten out the 7th, inducing a DP out of Manny.

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