I had to catch up with my sleep after that late night Saturday night, so I went to bed a lot earlier than usual Sunday night and woke up kind of late Monday. I really needed that after that long game the night before.
Today’s game was really fun. To get the win was huge for us, obviously, but most importantly, I loved the way we were in this clubhouse before the game. We were so loose, music was blasting. It looked like we were very comfortable, relaxed and poised for today. Then we went out and executed.
Rocco Baldelli hitting that home run was the best moment, because I know how much Rocco has battled so many things this year and has had health issues. I love him like a brother. And it was nice for him to come out and get a huge hit, which I thought was the biggest blow. Because before that, the Red Sox were hopeful, but he seemed to take away all of their energy with that home run. And for it to be him, I could not even write it even better. That was a huge hit after all that’s happened to him.