Friday, October 17, 2008
at 8:51 AM Posted by BCHysteria
NOW DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT BEING A RED SOX FAN IS ALL ABOUT? Last night was the biggest fucking epic WIN in my lifetime, even with the 04 and 07 Sox (which is saying a lot). This is what we are about people of Boston, making our opponent feel uncomfortable and making every lead seem unsafe. I have to admit at one point last night after Upton hit his 30th double of the post season and the Sox were down 7-0 I was ready to pack in, but a piece of me deep in my soul wouldn't let me quit on the Sox. After brushing my teeth I turned my television on in my room and I watched from the edge of my bed. That anxious feeling and jitters came back in the 8th and 9th inning, you know the feeling like something monumental is going to happen and you can't miss it. It was something we hadn't felt since the '04 ALCS, and after it was all over as Youk was humping Papelbon there was our own HUGE cathartic release after it was all over. That feeling right is why being a Red Sox fan is so rewarding. It's better then sex my friends, better then sex.
In the span of two innings the Red Sox turned utter dismay into orgasmic jubilation. The entire lineup came to life, Papelbon and Masterson looked electric and Francona reminded us all why he is the best manager of our generation. All of a sudden it was Longoria and the Rays bullpen making the mistake, and Joe Maddon making the questionable decisions (Where was David Price). Sox fans we are in a great position, this group of Rays have never had to deal with this type of situation before. This year they dominated from start to finish, and in previous years they were the Washington Generals of MLB. The Rays have never had a recuperate from such a heart breaking loss on such a national stage. It is now their turn to see if they have the fortitude to come back. We have our two aces coming up, Beckett and Lester, who in their previous starts looked terrible and got lit up by the middle of the Rays lineup. But for some irrational reason I have this feeling they will vastly improve, and the Lester of the Angels series and a better Beckett will emerge.. Just like in '04 we have the Rays right where we want them, the pressure is now on them to stave off a monumental collapse. This feels really good Red Sox Nation.
Hysterics, thanks for coming out to the liveblog last night. If you missed it you can still read the transcript here. There were some great moments, talks of our sexual favorite positions, GHABYs drugged out text messages, my triumphant return from the dead and the best commenters in the blogosphere. And of course sharing Red Sox history together, even if it was on the computer. There is alot to talk about today, so I will save the glory for our other editors. Stay tuned, we have a great day of bloggity goodness for you!