I still really love Tito, but even during the magical 2004 run he made a couple of decisions that would have been rightfully criticized for years had they not won. One example was letting Varitek catch Wakefield in extras while passed balls were going to the backstop with every other pitch. That easily could have lost the game. Varitek had already played a ton of innings and wasn't likely to be the offensive difference-maker, and it was pretty much the only reason Mirabelli was on the team. Still can't believe Wake struck out Sierra on that 3-2 pitch.
On that topic, it is nice how 2004 will always, always, make everything else that ever happens in the world of baseball tolerable, even when it sucks, like this.
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