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.