Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jenkins on Kent

Bruce Jenkins with a great anecdote on Jeff Kent and the SF Giants during their Game 6 2002 World Series collapse. From Kent:

"It was the quietest locker room ever; you could hear guys' belts hitting the floor. I should have done something. I should have thrown some helmets, said some things, done something to remind us that we were still just one game from winning the thing. Even if it meant picking a fight with Barry Bonds."
Come again? "Not because I wanted to fight him, but because we needed to stir things up, start preparing for Game 7, take everyone's mind off what just happened. And Barry would have known exactly what I was doing."