Just one more win to go. I watched the first three innings from ESPNZone in downtown Chicago and had to watch the rest via my cell phone as I spent time with some co-workers in Chicago. Headed home to Boston in the morning. The great thing is that I hope to be in the city for a long overdue victory celebration – the downside, of course, is that this is bringing on some serious work responsibilities.
That’s what they pay me for though….
The Boston Globe as always, has the report:
Get ready, Boston. There’s no other outcome now: Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez and the Red Sox will either win the World Series or add another historic collapse to their legend.
They’ll either reverse The Curse that’s plagued the team since 1918 or they’ll fall apart, just as they did the last four times they got this close.
Martinez made his long-awaited Series debut a special one, bailed out when Ramirez and David Ortiz did as much damage with their arms as bats. Backed by the surprising show of defense, Boston cruised past St. Louis 4-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead and left a crowd that loves its Cardinals booing the home team.
Until this October, it was considered almost impossible for any baseball team to recover from such a deficit in the postseason. No one had ever done it that is, until the Red Sox bounced back to stun New York in the AL championship series.
And now, after being only three outs away from getting swept last week, Boston is on the verge of sweeping the club that led the majors in wins this year and claiming the ultimate prize.
Pedro finally showed up in his first World Series with his “A” game:
While no team has ever come back from a three game deficit in the World Series – I will not rest until the third out is had in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Red Sox bring home the World Series.
It’s difficult to describe the depth of emotion tonight – even though we were in Chicago, there was a huge crowd at the ESPN zone cheering for the Red Sox.
As a respected leader in my company would say: “Life is Good” – and now we look towards game four!