There’s not much player access in these things, mainly because the clubhouses are closed before the games. Your chance is during batting practice. One Met that seems caught up in all this is Shawn Green.
“When you’re a kid, you dream about playing in a Game 7,’’ Green said. “It’s what it is all about.’’
Twenty minutes before first pitch and this place is rocking … Fans are waiving what look to be homer hankies. A giveaway from the ballclub. Lineups just announced and Oliver Perez got a huge cheer. Perez, actually, is what defines the essence of sport.
Here’s somebody with miserable numbers and given up on by one team, but another takes a chance and he’s starting Game 7.
There’s a lesson in there and we all know what it is.
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