OK so I confess that I have spent an inordinate amount of time watching the Red Sox complete the greatest comeback in the history of postseason baseball. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a series to force a game 7. Until now. With extra inning wins in games 4 and 5, and an actual 9-inning win full of controversy and drama in game 6, the deciding game in this series should be pretty intense. Curt Schilling was amazing last night – recall that a few days ago they thought he was done for the year. ESPN said: “Schilling had his torn tendons in his ankle sutured together Monday, took the mound with blood seeping into his sock, held the Yankees to one run in seven innings, left with the lead in the eighth inning and then probably posed for his statue being hastily sculpted for display in Kenmore Square.” Pretty tough guy.
Now, I’m admittedly not a life-long Sox fan, having been converted while living there a few years back. But I can say that knocking off the Yankees in such an ignominious way (staking them to a 3-0 lead) would be tremendously satisfying. I need to reiterate that this rivalry is unlike anything I have ever seen or experienced in any other sport. It’s worse than the worst of college football rivalries.
The only downside to all of this is that I am SO sleepy! And I know I will be tonight because there’s no way I could turn off Game 7! Let’s just hope there aren’t extra innings.