I’ll close today’s posts with a message of hope:
We’re still alive, We’re still alive. Ask Eric Byrnes when the last time a team came back from being down 0-2 in a Division Series… In fact, he could tell you the last two times its happened: 2003 A’s vs. Red Sox (touch home, then shove Varitek, not the other way around) and 2001 A’s vs. Yanks.
Now I’m not saying Byrnes is the reason for any of this, because a lot happened in those series that had nothing to do with him. I was just using his participation in those series as a hook to explain that coming back from an 0-2 deficit is a common enough occurrence that a player on the opposing team could have been through it twice.
For the record, Ted Lilly started game 3 for the A’s in 2003, the game in which Byrnes is remembered for getting tagged out on his way back to the dugout.