"David Wells was hired to win this game." I think Mike Lupica owns this one, but it might be John Dennis. Whoever, whenever, they were right.
Wells, the mercurial lefty (redundancy) came through beating The Team That Must Never Be Named in the ballpark that he'd like to blow up.
Mike Timlin celenrated winning the 10th Player car with a vital save, while the 'LayDown Dogs White Sox' are tied with the Tribe 1-1 in extra innings.
Gerry Moses is on the post-game show with Bob Lobel, and Gerry is a nice man. I met him a few years back and asked about Yazoo, MS. He said, "how do you know I'm from Yazoo?" I replied, "Red Sox fans know these things."
Sweating the small things won tonight's game, from stolen bases by Johnny Damon, to pretty good defense, strategic relief by the bad-mouthed (by me as much as anyone) bullpen, but mostly Mr. Wells winning number 15 and ringing the cash register. Wells is now tied for 7th in the league in wins, one behind Randy Johnson. All this, even after a horrendous first inning with two walks and a hit batter.
Now, if the Sox can just start hitting...