10.17.2008

omg the red sox omg

I haven't posted today, because I can only think about one thing.

Last night, the Red Sox won Game 4 of the ALCS in the biggest comeback of any team facing elimination, ever.

Tampa Bay was seven outs away from the American League pennant. The Red Sox were down by seven runs. And they came back. And they won.

We are stunned and overjoyed.

This is all I can say.

Maybe later I can say something else.

18 comments:

Rick Barnes said...

im pulling for Jason Bay!!!

L-girl said...

Yeah! In our little Red Sox group online, we call home runs "dongs". So we call Jason Bay's home runs "DOUNGS". :)

NA Patriot said...

Stunning wasn't it? You should see the streets of Boston today - people are delirious, if not shocked. Will they take this energy and run with or was that all they have?

L-girl said...

Will they take this energy and run with or was that all they have?

If history is any guide (which it may or may not be), they will use it to annilihate the Rays.

Do you know about the 2004 ALCS? You probably do, but it's such a great story...

L-girl said...

(Make that annihilate.)

In 2003, the Red Sox suffered a crushing defeat in the ALCS. They were poised to beat the Yankees, but a terrible manager made the worst decision in the history of the post-season (I doubt that's an exaggeration), and gave the game away. Still they hung on, until the 11th inning of Game 7...

L-girl said...

It was probably the biggest defeat in the team's history, and that's a long time.

But they recommitted and rebuilt.

In 2004, as it had to be, the two teams met again in the ALCS.

Yankees won Game 1.

Yankees won Game 2.

Yankees destroyed the Red Sox in Game 3.

In Game 4, the Yankees were ahead...

L-girl said...

...In the bottom of the 9th, the Red Sox were one out away from being swept.

Millar walked, Dave Roberts came in to pinch run. He stole second...

The Sox stayed alive.

In the bottom of the 12th, David Ortiz hit a walk-off home run.

The impossible was about to begin.

L-girl said...

The Red Sox won Game 4.

The Red Sox won Game 5.

The Red Sox won Game 6.

The Red Sox won Game 7.

No team in any sport had ever come back from a 3 game deficit to win a 7-game series.

It was beyond miracles. It was the most impossible unlikely craziest coolest astounding superfantastic thing anyone had ever seen.

L-girl said...

The 2004 Red Sox went to the World Series, swept the Cardinals in 4 games, and brought home the team's first championship in 86 years.

* * * *

Then 3 years later, they did it again! :)

L-girl said...

Did I say I was busy? Hee hee.

L-girl said...

No team in any sport had ever come back from a 3 game deficit to win a 7-game series.

Maybe a hockey team did it once. The Islanders?

Definitely no baseball team and no basketball team, and if a hockey team had ever done it, it was once.

redsock said...

I still can't believe it happened.

Wrye said...

I believe the Toronto Maple Leafs actually did it. They were down 0-3. (research) Ah, the 1942 Leafs and the 1975 Islanders both did it. Your memory is correct.

http://www.whowins.com/features/comeback.html

Personally I find the Leafs' story charming because it's the first case I know of of a team using psychology and the media - As I remember it, after going down 0-3, they as a team decided to let the media think they were broken, and only gave interviews where they seemed dejected and had thrown in the towel and all but given up. And then of course stormed out in Game 4 and tore the house down.

L-girl said...

Hey Wrye, thanks. Funny that we never heard that at the time. I remember seeing the '75 Isles mentioned, but no Leafs. Is there some qualifier than makes the 1942 Leafs comeback different, I wonder? I will check.

After I finish cleaning.

L-girl said...

Personally I find the Leafs' story charming because it's the first case I know of of a team using psychology and the media

Cool. The Red Sox took a different approach, but also used the media to their advantage. They were really loose and relaxed, joking, staying in the moment. Everyone was very taken aback by their happy and calm demeanors. And then...

Amy said...

I still can't stop smiling and laughing. And thanks for recounting the 2004 saga. It is an inspiration.

Amy said...

O Canada!

Amy said...

OOops, wrong place to post! Well, at least it is relevant to the Sox AND to wmtc!!