When did you know she was the one?
October 21, 1975. Game six of the
World Series. Biggest game in Red
Sox history, Me and my friends slept
out on the sidewalk all night to get
tickets. We were sitting in a bar
waiting for the game to start and in
walks this girl. What a game that
was. Tie game in the bottom of the
tenth inning, in steps Carlton Fisk,
hit a long fly ball down the left
field line. Thirty-five thousand
fans on their feet, screamin' at the
ball to stay fair. Fisk is runnin'
up the baseline, wavin' at the ball
like a madman. It hits the foul pole,
home run. Thirty-five thousand people
went crazy. And I wasn't one of them.
Where were you?
I was havin' a drink with my future
You missed Pudge Fisk's homerun to
have a drink with a woman you had
So wait a minute. The Red Sox haven't
won a World Series since nineteen
eighteen, you slept out for tickets,
games gonna start in twenty minutes,
in walks a girl you never seen before,
and you give your ticket away?
You should have seen this girl. She
lit up the room.
I don't care if Helen of Troy walked
into that bar! That's game six of
the World Series!
And what kind of friends are these?
They let you get away with that?
I just slid my ticket across the
table and said "sorry fellas, I gotta
go see about a girl."
"I gotta go see about a girl"? What
did they say?
They could see that I meant it.
You're kiddin' me.
No Will, I'm not kiddin' you. If I
had gone to see that game I'd be in
here talkin' abouta girl I saw at a
bar twenty years ago. And how I always
regretted not goin' over there and
talkin' to her. I don't regret the
eighteen years we were married. I
don't regret givin' up counseling
for six years when she got sick. I
don't regret being by her side for
the last two years when things got
real bad. And I sure as Hell don't
regret missing that damn game.
A beat. Will is impressed.
Would have been nice to catch that
Well hell, I didn't know Pudge was
gonna hit the home run.
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