No words were needed at Yankee Stadium. Everyone knew what was on the line: Joe Torre’s job and Roger Clemens’s career and the whole season.
When Johnny Damon’s fifth-inning home run cleared the wall everything was swallowed by the roar.
“That was as loud as I’ve heard it in a long time,” Javier said outside gate 4 when it was all over. “The fans wouldn’t stop and the team wouldn’t either.
He smiled and said, “A big win.”
It was the biggest win because it means they are playing baseball in the Bronx tonight with everything still on the line.
No words needed.