Thursday, September 29, 2011


What else is there to say after all the baseball action last night? I was glued to the TV and flipping channels like everyone else, tuned in to the Yankees-Rays game that the Yankees led 7-0, only to see TB tie the game on a home run in the 9th; the Phillies-Braves game that Atlanta lost 4-3 in 13 innings at home to lose the wild card spot to the Cardinals; and the amazing Red Sox-Orioles game that ended up in a rain delay for the longest time.

When it resumed, Boston blew a 3-2 lead in the 9th and lost 4-3 in Baltimore, and then just minutes later they watched on TV as Evan Longoria completed the Rays comeback with a 12th-inning home run to knock the hapless Sox out of the playoffs. As you can see below, the commentators are taking it hard in Boston.

Talk about a nightmare finish for the Red Sox, who blew a nine game lead for the wild card spot in September. I say the Curse of the Bambino is back.  Anyway, I found myself rooting for the Orioles, mainly because I wanted to see Boston cut down a notch. The Red Sox reminded the fans that they are the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Anyway, here's what Bill Simmons had to say about the whole Red Sox collapse. What a night of baseball. It's hard to imagine the playoffs being any better than this.

(And oh, by the way -- this is a good case to not expand the playoffs.)

UPDATE: After the Red Sox' shocking collapse on Wednesday, manager Terry Francona has walked the plank.

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