The Boston Red Sox erupted in the 8th inning of 7th game of the ALCS playoffs on Sunday night. They pulled off 6 runs in the 8th and that coup was all she wrote… Red Sox Rule:
Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima stood on the Fenway Park mound, posing for pictures with Boston general manager Theo Epstein, a Japanese flag and the American League championship trophy.
This is what these Red Sox rookies came halfway around the world for: the World Series.
Three years after ending its 86-year title drought, Boston completed another October comeback by overpowering the Cleveland Indians 11-2 Sunday night in Game 7 of the AL championship series.
The Red Sox will “now play the streaking Colorado Rockies starting Wednesday night” at Fenway Park in Boston.
Let’s Go Red Sox!
UPDATE: From The Boston Globe…
And so the Sox are in the World Series for the second time in four years, which hasn’t happened since James Michael Curley and George Herman Ruth prowled the narrow streets of Boston.
The Series starts Wednesday night at Fenway with ALCS MVP Josh Beckett pitching for the Sox against the Colorado Rockies, who have won 10 straight games and 21 of their last 22.
Clearly, these Red Sox fear no team and no situation. Faced with three consecutive must-win games, Boston outscored Cleveland by an aggregate, 30-5.
This must have been what it felt like in the early days of Fenway when the Royal Rooters ruled and the Red Sox were regular hosts of baseball’s autumnal showcase. From 1915 through 1918, the Sox won three World Series. They did not win again until 2004, the beginning of a magical October run that has resumed over the last four days.