November 3, 2006
This is the sixth entry reliving the 2001 World Series run of the Arizona Diamondbacks that started with the Five Short Years Ago entry posted on the fifth anniversary of game 1 of that World Series. After a travel day on November 2, the Arizona Diamondbacks are back home at Bank One Ballpark. When the team left they were up 2 games to 0 and it looked as if they might actually sweep the New York Yankees. But after three heart breaking games at Yankee Stadium, the Diamondbacks arrive to find themselves on the brink of elimination. Manager Bob Brenly would send ace Randy Johnson to the mound to face Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees. I had attended each of the first two World Series games at Bank One Ballpark. For game 1 I had taken Trina while Mallorie had attended game 2. There was one person at our house who had secretly prayed for the Yankees to win at least two games in New York to force a game 6. That was Tiffany. She was scheduled to attend this game with me and as my most devoted baseball fan she deserved to go.