Amazing! Unbelievable! That’s the Red Sox in October. Coming back from a 7-0 deficit the Red Sox mounted a comeback for the ages and nipped the Rays in the 9th, 8-7. Hang on to your hats, folks, and tune in on Saturday night. It ain’t over … and a Sox-Phillies Series may still be in the cards! Below, Bryan Hoch puts a nice spin on last night’s heroics …
If one had glanced at the clock keeping time above Fenway and not at the playing field below, the most passionate of Red Sox diehards would have noticed that Boston won this Oct. 17 game at precisely 12:16 a.m.
Five years ago at the same exact moment, Tim Wakefield was uncorking a floating knuckleball that would soar into the night sky above Yankee Stadium, as Aaron Boone crushed Boston’s playoff hopes and sent New York to the World Series.
And perhaps, with a half decade to ponder that moment, that fan would consider this — that Bronx stadium has no baseball left in it, while the Red Sox are guaranteed at least nine more innings.
A bus ride away from the very friendly skies and a straight shot down the Eastern Seaboard, Ortiz was asked if this marked Boston’s greatest comeback.
“I’ve got to sit down and think about it,” Ortiz said. “We’ve been coming from behind a lot of times. But this was a great win and we’ve got to keep playing. We’re going back there and we’ve got to make things happen.”
Technically, Drew should have been able to trot to second base and attain his rightful ground-rule double, but the aborted dash seemed appropriate in the end. For one night, the Red Sox had come far enough.
Ahhhhhhh … I think I know a few folks who are tearing up as they read this.
And Mo … who’s your money on these days? 😉
Stan McNeal, in The Sporting News, posts a very nice accolade to the Phillies’ system and the way the club has built its strengths from within (are you listening, Yankees?). I love the tidbit about how they’re paying to fly in ALL the scouts and their spouses to Philly to celebrate. Classy, smart move.
On the political front, you should check out the footage from the Al Smith Dinner in this piece from The Huffington Post. McCain does a nice job, but Obama is especially good … yeah, I know, I’m biased.
And from the Reuters photo wire, this very oddest of moments from Wednesday night’s debate.
(Just what is that Straight Talker trying to do?)
And last but not least, thanks to Alison for turning me on to Credo’s Voter Registration Page.
NOTE FOR NH VOTERS: New Hampshire town and city clerks cannot accept this form as a means of voter registration. New Hampshire has Election Day voter registration. For information about registering to vote, contact your town or city clerk. These addresses are listed on the Secretary of State web site at http://www.state.nh.us/sos/clerks.html. You can also contact your Secretary of State at 603/271-3242 or visit http://www.state.nh.us/sos/electionsnew.html.
Hey everybody … DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!