Originally written on The Awesome Boston  |  Last updated 9/28/12
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ESPN Boston: When the 2004 World Series team reunited Tuesday at Fenway Park, Keith Foulke threw the ceremonial first pitch to Jason Varitek, who playfully re-enacted the moment he leaped into Foulke’s arms after the Boston Red Sox closer had fielded a comebacker and flipped it to first for the final out of that magical October. That’s a moment, Foulke said this week, he couldn’t bear to watch for months afterward. “It took me a couple of years to appreciate what happened,” he said. “I couldn’t watch the video because it was painful for me. My wife left me in September that year. I’m going home to an empty house. That was one of the reasons I liked pitching so much. My personal life was going to hell. I needed my professional life. “Brutal. I made some bad decisions. I chose to try and go the family route; that’s what killed me. Now I don’t have a career or a family.” A.B. For some people it’s hard to see the top from the bottom. Keith Foulke should have been on top of the world. He
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