Let it Be…
“There’s a certain element of embarrassment, no question,” Yankees Manager Joe Torre said. “If you have a lot of pride in what you do and somebody has their way with you, you have to take your lumps. There’s no question. You can’t just turn the lights off and go home. You have to stay there and endure what you have to endure. If you accept winning, you have to endure losing. Something like this is hard to handle. It’s something you have to bounce back from. It counts as one loss.”
…”You can’t worry about the Red Sox,” catcher Jorge Posada said. “We’ve got to worry about us. We’ve got to worry about what we can do here. We’ve got to remember that we’re still ahead. I think everybody’s got to look at this game. You’ve got to look in the mirror and ask some questions.
“How good are we? We’ve got to look inside. We are a good team. We are still in first place. We’ve just got to do it. We’ve got to come out here and play good ball and just turn it around.” (N.Y. Times)
“Well, contrary to a lot of people in this region’s belief, the Yankees don’t [stink],” [Curt] Schilling said. “Their shortstop’s got four rings, they have probably one of the best managers in sports. I don’t expect them to fall down on the job. They were good enough to put 10 1/2 games between us. We’re going to need some help to catch up. (mlb.com)