Grant Balfour's Intensity

from Jonah Keri's 2011 book, The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First

Balfour’s signature moment that season came in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, the first playoff game in franchise history. With the bases loaded and two outs in a key spot, Balfour and White Sox shortstop Orlando Cabrera began yelling at each other, with Cabrera kicking dirt toward the mound and taunting Balfour to throw the ball over the plate. A fiery and animated competitor even in meaningless games, Balfour blew a fastball by Cabrera for strike three, pointed at him, then shouted, “Sit the fuck down!”

Bring on the Yankees and Red Sox!