However, it has become increasingly clear that the winning has come with a price.
Former Pats defensive end Cassius Marsh, who’s now with the 49ers, recently told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle how glad he was to be in San Francisco because the Patriots don’t have fun.
That killed me, Peter said. That’s when I decided enough was enough.
That was 2007, a few years after he retired from an NFL career that began in a swirl of controversy when he signed as a free agent with the Giants in 1996. Originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Bill Parcells Patriots, Peter was waived before the start of training camp after New England received a flood of criticism for drafting someone with a troubled history.
Peter, who blames most of those problems on alcohol abuse, isn’t shy talking about his past, but adds, Some of it was true and some of it wasn’t.
Torres was frustrated enough that he said something to the ump, but then he immediately went back to focusing on the task at hand.
I think it’s a ball, but the umpire called a strike, Torres said. I don’t control that. I just take a breath and stay focused and try to do my job.
Torres worked the count to 2-2, then fouled off a 94-mph fastball that was in the same spot as the 1-0 strike.
And then this rising star showed his greatness once again by lining a base-hit to right field, Andujar raced home from second and the Yankees had a 6-5, 10-inning walk-off win over the reigning champs in a game in which they trailed by two heading to the bottom of the ninth.
You can feel (Torres) really just kind of slow it down and control the moment, and that’s something that’s stood out to me about him since he’s got here really, Boone said. And Peacock’s making pitches against him. Spoil, spoil, long at-bat where he’s on pitches where Peacock’s executing.