The Red Sox are being blogged globally at a frenetic pace as we speak, so I'll try to keep it brief.
Let's get to the quick playoff recap: Sox sweep Angels with walk-off home run by David Ortiz; Sox go down 0-3 against Yankees; Sox come back to tie Game 4 against the Yankees after being down to their final two outs; David Ortiz wins two more games in extra-innings walk-off hits; knuckleballer Wakefield fills in with heroic bullpen effort; Schilling gets tendon tied to ankle, shuts down the Yankees and then the Cardinals (see Notes From Section 57, Row E, Seat 17, Yankee Stadium); A-Rod goes grannie, now said to be depressed (see Agony of Defeat Haunts A-Rod); MLB single-season strikeout record holder Mark Bellhorn belts three crucial homers, including a couple of game-winners; Sox break record by overcoming historic 0-3 deficit; Derek Lowe is the only pitcher to ever get the final win in three playoff series in a row; Red Sox set the record for longest postseason win streak (8).
Don't forget that curse thing, apparently broken by a 16-year old kid who happens to live in Babe Ruth's old house and took a Manny Ramirez home run in the teeth when they were playing the Angels under a full moon on August 31 (see The Kid Who Broke the Curse).
It all culminates as the Red Sox beat the Cardinals in the 2004 World Series on another full-moon night, during a lunar eclipse no less, thus breaking their 86-year-old drought.
Mr. Beevers, an English teacher at Weston High School in Weston, Mass., was correct when he observed: Truth is stranger than fiction.
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— R. Scott Raynovich, US Editor, Light Reading