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BoSox Developing A Knack For The Series Comeback

Posted by Matt on October 22, 2007


I recently heard some disagreement when I insulted the mantra “that’s just Manny being Manny” because, well, the Red Sox just continue to win and this must mean that Ramirez and his antics must not be affecting the Clubhouse too much, right? (On top of the fact that apparently no real Red Sox fan really cares what Manny says anyways.)

Well the Red Sox have seemingly proved that to be true once again as they won Game 7 of the A.L.C.S. last night, advancing to the World Series for the second time in four years despite falling down three games to one to the Cleveland Indians in this best-of-seven series.  Manager Terry Francona caught flak in the media before Game 4 by starting Tim Wakefield instead of Josh Beckett in what was supposedly a “must-win” situation and the criticisms rained down even harder when Boston lost said Game 4 and thus trailing in the series 3-1.

But with the combination of Josh Beckett, Curt Schilling, and Daisuke Matsuzaka, the two former pitchers being post season studs, the BoSox were able to rattle off three consecutive victories to again dig themselves out of a very deep hole in the A.L.C.S. and find their way to the World Series.  It was just three years ago in 2004 when a variation of these very Sox were down 3-0 in the A.L.C.S. to their arch-rival the New York Yankees before putting together a run of four straight to win the Pennant, and eventually win the World Series, in what was one of the greatest post season comebacks in sports history, let alone baseball history.

So again, I must tip my hat to Terry Francona and his Boston Red Sox – and yes, even to Manny – as the entire team and staff never seem to panic in these dire situations almost as if they know they’re going to come back and win it long before they do.

I’ll be rooting for the Colorado Rockies as they’re likely the underdogs in the World Series and haven’t lost but one game in what seems like six months but even if Colorado gets up in the series early they must beware as these BoSox are developing a knack for the series comeback.

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