Friday, October 17, 2008
Coming Back After Nearly Being Pronounced Dead
Was there anyone left at Fenway Park, or throughout most of America watching on television tonight, who had not all but buried The Boston Red Sox while putting The Tampa Bay Rays in The 2008 World Series? The Rays were solidly up 7-0 with just nine outs to go--and couldn't close the door on their very first American League Pennant.
What a comeback by The Red Sox!! What a collapse by The Rays!! As much as I want Tampa Bay to win--you have to give Boston HUGE CREDIT and you also have to worry about The Rays. Carrying such a big lead--late--in a Championship Clinching Game--you just can't lose that lead, and that game, in a such a devastating way.
Boston's dramatic come from behind, bottom of the 9th 8-7 Win is a Momentum Changer--even if both teams must now head back to St. Petersburg for Game Six.
Opportunity was lost by The Tampa Bay Rays and The Nearly Pronounced Dead Boston Red Sox now live to play another day in 2008. Baseball once again showing tonight why it's The Greatest Game. You never know what's going to happen and you should never leave early.
What an amazing final three innings. Incredible Turnaround. One that needs to be savored for its magnitude.
If Boston comes back to take This Series--Baseball Lore was written tonight.
Unbelievable really. A Tremendous Game.
Tonight's InGame Photo (AP) Chris O'Meara
PS--When Boston came back to tie and eventually score the winning runs, the TV Pictures of Fans jumping up and down High Above from The Green Monster Seats and Right Field Roof Pavilion had to make you wonder whether someone was going to fall off in joy. The Celebration was wild and understandably out of control. That sight was even better than The Red Sox Dancing on the field. Good Television because the scene playing out was one of those unexpected thrills. A Moment In Time to Relish. Great Stuff.