On the night of Nov. 1, 2001, I was sitting alone in the second-floor lounge of Shaw Hall on the campus of Syracuse University, having been banished there after cheering too loudly in the room of two Red Sox fans following Scott Brosius' game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. After Alfonso Soriano singled home Chuck Knoblauch in the bottom of the 12th to win Game Five and take a 3-2 World Series lead on the Arizona Diamondbacks, I celebrated by obnoxiously banging on the door of the room from which I had been expelled. The New York Yankees now had two chances to close out the Fall Classic and capture their fourth consecutive championship. But Randy Johnson silenced the Bombers in Game Six and the next night, Luis Gonzalez singled off Mariano Rivera and over Joe Torre's drawn- ...
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