Tim Wakefield through the years
"I really wish I was up here talking about my starting Game 2," Wakefield said on Oct. 23, 2007, his voice cracking. "But, unfortunately, that's not the case today. After long talks with [Terry Francona] and [pitching coach] John Farrell and Theo [Epstein], my health, advice from the doctors . . . it's not going to happen, unfortunately."