Wednesday, October 20, 2004


I can't ignore the fact that last night I witnessed one of the greatest performances by a sportsman that I have ever seen. Curt Schilling held the Yankees in check while pitching on a damaged right ankle. Anyone who doesn't know baseball may not appreciate how important a pitcher's legs are in generating power and in controlling his pitches.

Schilling didn't just have a sore ankle - he has a dislocated tendon. The day before the game, doctors used sutures to try and hold the tendon in place last night. He must have been in agony for every step, every pitch. Blood was visible on his sock from the first moment and it only got worse as the game wore on.