ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
THEY SUCKED ME IN AND
RIPPED MY HEART OUT AGAIN!
For the newer “Red Sox Nation” generation.
Welcome to reality.
This is truly what it is like to be a Red Sox fan.
You must be in survival mode when your heart is bleeding on memory lane of inconceivable loss again.
Last night All real Red Sox fans were visited by the
GHOSTS OF CHOKED SEASONS PAST!
We were Ebenezer Screwed!
And I certainly was not convinced when we were up 3-2 at any time. And we blew every opportunity to get insurance runs.
I have to admit, this 2011 last game of the season, for all of MLB was the most exciting.
For games to come down to the last pitch, to determine who might be the next ring wearers was unbelievable.
And after a 1:26 minute rain delay, biting my nails, to be standing in front of my big screen TV, watching Papelbon strike out the first two batters, and then have 2 strikes on the 3rd batter, I though perhaps my team was going to live another day!!!!
And then BAM!
Just like that, it was over. Red Sox had lost 20 games in September and were hanging by a withered pube.
So the game switches over to NY and TB. It’s tied in the 13th. Although the Yankees had all of the players’ grandmothers out on the field. Averages of 103 were coming up to the plate.
And then WHACK!
A line drive goes just over the wall in left field. And the skinny lady wasn’t singing any Post Season Carol. It was over. She was in shock. Jaw hanging wide open in disbelief of the beating every Red Sox fan had just taken.
I hadn’t even recovered from the first punch to the gut, but then the knock out punch to the face was brutal! It was like any dramatic slow-mo of a boxer getting that final blow to leave him motionless on the ground.
Tampa Bay deserved to win. And it should be an interesting post season. I’m not sure who to root for. But believe it or not, it might be the Yankees. (I think I got brain damage from the beating.)