That was a great game, and a great series. The home plate umpiring sucked royally, but everyone (with the exception of Ron Jackson) managed to keep it together and just roll their eyes at the guy. But then the Gary Sheffield Thing happened. Such a non-story. Fan tried to catch the ball, or restrain his friend, or something; does a horrible job and clips Sheff on the lip; Sheff instinctively shoves the guy, realizes he has a baseball in his glove, wheels around, and throws it to the infield; by the time he turns around again, there's a (very quick!) security guard in the way, everyone calms down, the interfering fan is out of the ballpark, and that's the end. It had no effect on the game whatsoever.
And that's all anyone's talking about. YES, NESN, Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter. And tomorrow, the Herald, the Post, the Daily News, etc. Like I said, it was a great game. And there were other great games too -- baseball returned to Washington, and Vinny Castilla had a career night, showing he can hit even at sea level. But no, all we'll hear about is Sheffield. God I hate sportswriters.