Today’s episode has been legally certified as a doozy! I talk to Josh Wilker, the man behind the amazing Cardboard Gods, about game 5 of the 1999 American League Division Series. In that game, Pedro Martinez threw 6 hitless innings against the Cleveland Indians, one of the most potent offenses of all time. This allowed the Red Sox to crawl out of an early hole and complete their stunning comeback. Oh, and Pedro was nursing a shoulder injury at the time. ‘Tis the stuff of legend.
Josh watched this game under a rather unique set of circumstances, which you will hear all about. You will also hear us talk about Pedro as Odysseus and/or Seinfeld character, the lost golden age of Nomar, and the speedbump of Troy O’Leary. You will also get to hear me, your humble host, talk about the time when I helped defeat the forces of evil at Six Flags: Great Adventure.
All of this and much more awaits you, so what are you waiting for?! Listen with that there player below or subscribe on iTunes. If you go the iTunes route, why not leave a nice starry review for the podcast while you’re at it? And also be sure to check out this special Extra Innings post with some choice video from/about this game.