THE Ball, A Pair Of Shoes, and a Mantel (Not Mickey)
Keith Foulke, who has been pitching SO well, on the infamous World Series ball of '04, and other tidbits. My comments are in brackets And the quotes come from Thursday's Hartford Courant.....CLEVELAND --"The shoes Red Sox pitcher Keith Foulke wore in the 2004 World Series are on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. He would like to have them back. Still, what he would really like to have is the ball that he threw to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz for the final out.
Foulke said he still believes he deserves to have the ball. A teammate, who did not want to be identified, agreed." (IDENTIFY IDENTIFY!)
"It's not on my mantel where it should be," Foulke said Wednesday". (POOR BABY)
"As far as I know, I've never heard of a team wanting the ball so badly," Foulke said. "It's one of those deals where I got the last out. I think that's kind of the common practice in baseball [to give the ball to the pitcher on the mound]." (KEITH, YOU'VE BEEN PITCHING GREAT! CONCENTRATE ON KEEPING IT GOING, NOT ON A BALL THAT WAS DESTINED TO BE WHERE IT IS RIGHT NOW, IN THE HALL.)
"Foulke said he had asked Mientkiewicz for the ball over the winter following the World Series but was turned down".(WAH WAH WAH WAH)
"Speaking of the Hall of Fame, do you know where my shoes are?" Foulke asked. "I'm still looking to get back our stuff that went in after last year. We've got to find it. They said they're only keeping it for a year. I would imagine the White Sox got their display in there now. I want my stuff back." (KEITH, I'LL BUY YOU A NEW PAIR. CONCENTRATE ON WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND DOING SO WELL....AND THAT'S PITCHING. WE NEED YOU!!!!!)
And that's it from here, for now. Thanks for reading, and for Josh Beckett? Rule the night. We need ya!