Figgins to Fenway ghosts: ‘not this time’
|10.11.09 at 6:21 pm ET|
Angels third baseman Chone Figgins watched from his defensive position as a door next to the ’379′ marker in center field opened during the bottom of the ninth inning, after the Angels had taken their 7-6 lead.
Figgins said he had a conversation with Red Sox third base coach DeMarlo Hale, whom Figgins has known since his days in the minors.
“It’s funny, we saw that door open, and the third base coach tells me, ‘You know the ghosts just opened the door.’ And I said, ‘Nah, not this time.’ I was like like close that door so we can close all this,” Figgins said. “Get three outs and let’s take it home.”
Indeed, the Angels had a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth and eliminated the Red Sox in a three-game sweep.
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