October 31, 2006
Today’s entry is the fourth in the continuation of describing the saga of the 2001 World Series run of the Arizona Diamondbacks. It started with the Five Short Years Ago entry posted on October 26, 2006. It was a heartbreaking loss but not completely unexpected. The Diamondbacks had outplayed the Yankees but the breaks just did not go their way. Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly decided to gamble a little and shuffle his pitching staff moving game 1 starter Curt Schilling up to pitch game 4 on 3 days rest. This would move Miguel Batista one day to pitch game 5 the next day. It was clear from Brenly’s actions that he felt game 4 was critical for the Diamondbacks.
Besides game 4 of the World Series, today was also Halloween. So while I was just excited to see the next installment of this World Series, the kids had other ideas in mind. Namely, they were excited to dress up and go trick-or-treating. This of course was another dilemma I would have to overcome when juggling family and baseball. And as if that were not enough, the events described in Game 2 Memories would come back to have relevance as well.