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World Series diary: Game 5

Rob has a minute-by-minute account of watching Game 5 of the World Series.

Originally Published: October 24, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

5:24 I turned on the TV just in time to see David Eckstein lead off Game 5 with a single. Eckstein's a wonderful story, of course, but it's still hard for me to think he isn't better suited to second base. You watch him throw, and you wonder how many infield singles resulted from his weak arm.

On the other hand, the Angels had a pretty good Defensive Efficiency Record this season -- that is, they turned a high percentage of batted balls into outs (the best in the majors, by the way) -- ...

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