• O’s Rally

    Posted by on September 29th, 2011 · Comments (26)

    Down to their last out. Against Papelbon.

    Sweet.

    Comments on O’s Rally

    1. G.I. Joey
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:12 am

      No soup for you Boston. Season over. Buh-Bye.

    2. Ryan81
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:17 am

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. Evan3457
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:29 am

      Greatest.

      Team.

      Ev-ah.

    4. 77yankees
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:34 am

      You think there’s a pinstriped #3 in the heavens above holding a brew with a smile on his face saying, “I’M BAAAAACK”. :-)

    5. Raf
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:36 am

      Hell of a birthday present, I must say :D

    6. Garcia
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:41 am

      Wow, this was the best regular season of baseball. The f’ing Braves and the Red Sox. AWE-FUCKING-SOME!!!

    7. September 29th, 2011 | 12:55 am

      On September 5th, the Red Sox had a 99.87% chance of making the playoffs after beating the Blue Jays 14-0.

      Wow.

    8. KPOcala
      September 29th, 2011 | 1:07 am

      Some of the projections from a month ago seem have come straight from the Oracle of Delphi. “Cool Standings.com”, and other sites are interesting, but can you program fatigue, jock tightness, injuries, etc. into a computer and give real projections? Maybe someday, but not quite yet…..

    9. Raf
      September 29th, 2011 | 1:20 am

      KPOcala wrote:

      Some of the projections from a month ago seem have come straight from the Oracle of Delphi. “Cool Standings.com”, and other sites are interesting, but can you program fatigue, jock tightness, injuries, etc. into a computer and give real projections? Maybe someday, but not quite yet…..

      That isn’t the point. The point is that historically, collapses like this don’t usually happen. That’s why it’s such a big deal when it does.

    10. Scout
      September 29th, 2011 | 7:08 am

      Red Sox Nation surrenders unconditionally. September 28, 2011: the new Day of Infamy in Boston.

    11. JeremyM
      September 29th, 2011 | 8:05 am

      The fact that Papelbon blew it makes even sweeter. I just can’t stand that guy.

    12. Corey Italiano
      September 29th, 2011 | 9:05 am

      Papelbon said:

      “In this game, man, if you ain’t hustling, you getting hustled,” he said. “If you ain’t grinding, you ain’t shining. Only the strong will survive. The weak will fall by the wayside. OK? End of story.”

    13. satchel
      September 29th, 2011 | 9:23 am

      The collective disgust is almost palpable here in Red Sox Nation. It’s delicious.

    14. 77yankees
      September 29th, 2011 | 10:16 am

      satchel wrote:

      The collective disgust is almost palpable here in Red Sox Nation. It’s delicious.

      New Englanders can bask in the autumnal tradition of the leaves changing color……

      And the deafening sound of golf clubs teeing off from the first hole.

    15. September 29th, 2011 | 10:45 am

      satchel wrote:

      The collective disgust is almost palpable here in Red Sox Nation. It’s delicious.

      The bastards still have 2004 in their pocket, sadly.

    16. September 29th, 2011 | 11:05 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      The bastards still have 2004 in their pocket, sadly.

      After enduring the catcalls and reminders from my Sox friends the last 7 years, regardless of what the Yankees did in the playoffs (2009 included), this collapse was ever so sweet. From the media fawning over the 2011 Red Sox to this? Adrian Gonzalez making excuses, saying Ayala got “squeezed”, and chalking the losses up to God not wanting them to win?

      Heh, maybe God is a Yankee fan after all.

      The Yankees in 2004 lost 4 straight games to a great team who ended up sweeping the World Series. Many teams lose three in a row to great teams, some even four. Ask the Boston Bruins about that one. The Red Sox in 2011 lost the Wild Card and Division winning less than one-third of their games while getting beat 4 times by the Blue Jays, losing two out of three games against the Yankees split-squad, and lose against the last-place Orioles 5 out of 7 times.

      From a team who 45 out of 45 ESPN experts predicted to win the AL East and 4/5th predicted to win the World Series to… this?

      The present trumps the past, but in light of this collapse, if Sox fans want to bring up 1978, 2003, and other years, I don’t have a problem with that.

    17. butchie22
      September 29th, 2011 | 11:47 am

      @ SL and Brent. 2004 will always be considered a miracle year for Boston no matter what antone says/claim. The worst postseason collapse in the history was the Yankees loss to the Bosox in the ALCS.PERIOD! No team has ever blown a 3-0 lead in the baseball playoffs up until then. Other sports aside , the Yanks are the only team to achieve this ignoble feat.BTW, I was more affected as a child by the Yankee loss to the Dodgers in 1981 where they lost 4 games in a row to be honest. As an adult with life/work/family to worry about I was more able to deal with the Yankee choke in 2004.

      @ Brent, 2003 has become irrelevant now. The Yank$ were bested by the Florida Fish in that 2003 World Series contest and since that time the Red Pox have won the World Series twice.

      Also Toronto AKA the Bluebirds aren’t that bad of a team. They finished off .500 in a division that is arguably the toughest in baseball.Also remember their manager has all the inside secrets of the Red Pox organization as well!;)

      The Red $ux now join the Mets, The Braves, The Phillies, The Angels as the biggest regular season choke artists. In my opinion, they are one of many now.Red Pox Nation is spinning right now and who knows what will happen to Tito”The Hero” Francona or Theo” Boy Wonder” Epstein.

      Mates, part of me is elated that the Sunrays are in. I love how David bested Goliath last night despite the Yanks put out their so-called B team last night.And the Blackbirds did a nice job as well. It was cool/cheeky/humorous of Johnny Damonic to thank the Os last night!They really playe their hearts out.

    18. 77yankees
      September 29th, 2011 | 11:50 am

      Brent pretty much covered my opinion – 2011 Red Sox collapse is much worse because it was drawn out over a longer period of time. Any team can lose 4 games in a row.

    19. September 29th, 2011 | 11:57 am

      @ butchie22:

      Your points are all well and true, no question. However, I used 2003 as an example of years I’ve seen brought up by Boston fans lamenting their team’s collapse and comparing it to other heart-breaking moments in their history. The Sox were 5 outs away from going to the World Series with the strongest team they constructed to date.

      The Blue Jays aren’t that bad of a team, I agree. However, when you are coming in with the expectations the Red Sox have, you have to win those games. The Yankees in September won those games to clinch the playoffs, the AL East, and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Red Sox didn’t.

    20. September 29th, 2011 | 12:08 pm

      Blowing a 9 game lead with 24 to play is worse than not being able to win one game in four tries? Really? Not in my book.

      Plus, it’s worse, because the Yankees blew the win in the first two of those four games.

    21. Raf
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:22 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      satchel wrote:
      The collective disgust is almost palpable here in Red Sox Nation. It’s delicious.
      The bastards still have 2004 in their pocket, sadly.

      Meh, 2004 was clearly an aberration; you’ve mentioned the collapses of the Red Sox in 2005 & 2006. Add 2011 to the list.

      Especially considering that the Sox were heavy favorites to win it all.
      http://www.nesn.com/2011/01/2011-red-sox-will-challenge-1927-yankees-for-title-of-greatest-team-in-major-league-history.html

      The greatest team in major league history didn’t even make the playoffs.

      Looking forward to the next round of New Era commercials with Alec Baldwin and John Krazinksi
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e57dlq7ZA4

      :D

    22. September 29th, 2011 | 12:33 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Blowing a 9 game lead with 24 to play is worse than not being able to win one game in four tries? Really? Not in my book.
      Plus, it’s worse, because the Yankees blew the win in the first two of those four games.

      How about not winning one game in 5 tries (the Sox’s losing streak from the 7th to 11th against the Blue Jays and Rays)? How about also again not winning one game in 4 times (the Sox’s losing streak from the 20th to the 25th against the Orioles and the Yankees split-squad)? How about the Sox blowing two wins in the 0-5 stretch (thanks, Bard)?

      Yes, the postseason has higher stipulations, no question. However, how can you get to the postseason if you don’t get IN the postseason with the team Eric Ortiz proclaimed could challenge the 1927 Yankees as being the best team ever (had some Sox fans try to argue that point too)? The Yankees’ collapse had more “wtf” qualities and it was never done before… but Boston made their own history too in oh-so-sweet fashion.

    23. G.I. Joey
      September 29th, 2011 | 12:50 pm

      Great quotes from Adrian Gonzalez:

      “God has a plan. And it wasn’t God’s plan for us to be in the playoffs.”

      “God didn’t want me to hit that curve ball.”

      I guess God is a Yankees fan.

    24. 77yankees
      September 29th, 2011 | 3:19 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Blowing a 9 game lead with 24 to play is worse than not being able to win one game in four tries? Really? Not in my book.
      Plus, it’s worse, because the Yankees blew the win in the first two of those four games.

      Absolutely, given that they went 7-20, it was drawn out and more painful for the Sox fans.

      There are more violent dark metaphors that can be used here, but I liken it to taking off a Band-Aid – better to rip it off and get it over with rather than trying to do it slowly.

    25. Greg H.
      September 29th, 2011 | 4:01 pm

      Yesterday, the Red Stockings gave me the best birthday present I have ever received from baseball. Guess it’s not so easy to buy a playoff team, eh Theo?

    26. redbug
      September 29th, 2011 | 5:50 pm

      This kind of reminds me of 2003. I was so happy we beat the Red Sox in the playoffs that I didn’t really care we lost the WS. Last night I was rooting for the Rays again. I’m just as elated that the Red Sox chocked as I am that the Yanks are going to the PS. I hope the Yankees are more together than I am.

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