January 2, 2005

The Steal. Bill Burt talks to Dave Roberts:

"Normally, guys don't like when a pitcher throws over that many times. But honestly, it got me in the game. After the second throw over, I felt like I had played nine innings. I was so focused. ... [After Rivera's third throw] I was going no matter what."

Scoring that 9th inning run "was the greatest feeling I've ever had on the baseball field. ... Friends of mine are telling me that that stolen base will be a defining moment in my career."

I don't know when (or if) Roberts will ever play in Fenway Park again, but if he does, the ovation he'll get will be deafening.

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