10 years ago this week (July 29 – July 31, 2005) the Yankees were playing a three-game series against the Angels. It was a weekend series and the Yankees dropped the first game 4-1. At that time, the Angels were a thorn in the Yankees’ side. It seemed like the Yankees could never beat them, and after the result of the first game of the series, it looked like it would be more of the same.
Saturday afternoon’s game featured a matchup between Paul Byrd and Shawn Chacon. Now, I don’t remember the broadcast word for word, but I’m pretty sure Michael Kay probably mentioned that Byrd resembles Kelsey Grammer at least 15 times. He always did in those days.
The Yankees struck first with two runs in the bottom of the second thanks to a two-run single by Derek Jeter. But the Angels being the Angels of the mid-aughts came back and not only did they tie the Yankees, but they went ahead 7-3 in the top of the eighth inning.…