Where were you?
Here’s a little story to help you wait out this rain delay between the Yankees and the Red Sox. Where were you when Aaron Boone hit a Tim Wakefield knuckleball over the left-field wall at Yankee Stadium in Oct. 2003? Phil Hughes remembers exactly where he was — working at a Baskin-Robbins scoop shop in Southern California, getting in-game scoring updates from his mom via telephone.
Boone went deep, the Yankees rejoiced, and Hughes was crushed.
A Red Sox fan growing up, Hughes had a poster of Nomar Garciaparra on his bedroom wall that contained the words, “Reverse the Curse.” The spin of it was that when the Red Sox finally won a World Series in 2004, Hughes couldn’t enjoy it. By then, he’d just finished his first year in the Yankees organization and wasn’t thrilled by it. But his father was — a lifelong Red Sox fan who has since switched to the Yankee side since, after all, his son works for the team.