blankman wrote:I'm also clueless as to why Pedro got in. Made and still makes no sense.
I don't know either. I wouldn't have brought him in.
One thing that did cross my mind though.............
Bringing in Pedro added extra pressure to the Yanks. Think about it.
#1---They had already blown a 3 game to 0 lead. Something that had never been done.
#2---The Sox had already made history off the Yanks, and had a shot at putting the nail in the coffin on the comeback.
#3---They were down big in the deciding game.
#4---No telling what Steinbrenner had said or done at that point.
#5---Having to face old George if they lost.
#6---By bringing in Pedro, the crowd now wanted to see the Yanks rack him up.
Is it possible that the Yankees tried too hard due to all the pressure?
By bringing in Pedro, it could have only added to the pressure. Even the media had said that the Yankees were pulling the biggest choke job in history. Quite a bit of pressure to perform.
Now they are professionals and supposed to be able to play through that, but I don't think anyone can say it would have been easy to perform at their best level given the circumstances and expectations put on them.
Just a random thought that popped into my head. Probably way off base, but it does make a bit of sense.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....