Yesterday, I bought the YES Network.
(Not the actual company, just the channel on my dial.) (Assuming I have a dial.) (Which I don't.)
For the last week, the YES Network has been good to me. On Saturday, it brought me live coverage of the Wisconsin-Bowling Green game.
And last night, it brought me Game 4 of the 2001 World Series between the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. (The YES Network, controlled by the New York Yankees, seems to recall this as being a three-game series as it only replays the Yankee victories.)
I would have preferred to watch last night's Steelers-Dolphins game, but JQB (a Red Sox fan) insisted that Game 4 was a classic game in baseball history. Thanks to Marnie's strange obsession with Game 6, which Arizon won 15-2, I barely remember anything else about that series.
It turned out that Game 4 was the downfall of Byung-Hyun Kim, who blew a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 9th inning. The game started on Oct. 31, and as it went into extra innings, the camera zoomed in on a clock showing 12:00 a.m. — it was the first World Series to be played in November.
With 2 strikes and 2 outs in the bottom of the 10th, the camera showed a man in the crowd with a sign reading, "Mr. November."
A moment later, Derek Jeter hit a walk-off home run to right field.
JQB was right, it was a classic moment.