(Photo from Boston.com)
Are you freakin' kidding me? Seriously? These Red Sox are bigger drama queens than any 13-year-old girl I've ever met. Next they'll be issuing folded notes to the fans demanding "Do you like me? Circle yes or no."
They are just not comfortable unless they're playing Houdini and initiating the Great Escape are they? Insanity.
One wonders if this is when the Rays fall apart, after blowing a 7-run lead. Or perhaps it's just a hiccup, an aberration on the way to their eventual ALCS win. But as dramatic as it is, it's not like we've never seen this before. This is old hat for the Red Sox. Or don't you remember last year?
The way I figure it, the Sox pretty much had no business getting past the Angels (now there's a team with a self-fulfilling prophecy) so any games beyond those were gravy. And any games that end the way last night's did are just especially delicious gravy. Like the homemade Thanksgiving kind your grandmother whips up. (Speaking of my grandmother...) So really, we should just be excited we get at least one more game. And to those fans who are booing? Knock it off, you ingrates. This team doesn't owe you anything. Stop being assholes and enjoy watching more baseball than 28 other teams are getting. Suck it up.
And go Sox!