Guess I'm feeling picky at the moment. Was reading some of the updated portion about 2004. Some inaccuracies surprised me concering the Sox win over the Yankees' in the ALCS.
Game 5...Big Papi's single to center to score Damon...they describe it as him 'ripping' a line drive to center. But it wasn't. He hit it in on the hands and it was much more of a blooper or a flare than a line drive. Right?
Game 6...Mark Bellhorn's 3-run homer...authors called it a 'lazy fly to left'. I seem to remember it being an opposite-field line drive that just cleared the wall.
Game 7...after Pedro's disastrous relief attempt...authors said that Timlin and Foulke finished out the game. Only it was Embree that finished up the game. Foulke closed out game 6 and never saw action in game 7.
Such an exhaustively researched book...surprised these inaccuracies showed up.
"When I walk down the street and meet people," Ted Williams once said, "I just want them to think 'There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived."
"David Ortiz is the greatest clutch hitter to ever wear the uniform of the Boston Red Sox," Henry said.
And then when I walked down the street people would've looked and they would've said there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in this game.