It doesn’t really matter if you’re talking about Jim Rice or Dennis Eckersley. At the plate, or on the mound, when each man performs at his highest level it is a thing of beauty.
The magic was there last night for the Red Sox, and particularly for Rice and Eckersley. They gave the 23,145 on hand a real bargain, and once Rice’s graceful home run swing had been completed in the ninth inning the Red Sox had a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A’s and a sweep of their two-game series. Boston has won four games in a row.