I'm Gonna Need Some Coffee

October 21, 2004

I'm currently watching game seven of the Boston-New York ALCS. It's currently in the bottom of the eight inning, and Boston's leading 9-3.

I have no real interest in this series. Sure, the Yankees are the epitome of everything that's wrong with baseball, but the Red Sox are pretty much right behind them in the Evil department. But no team has ever lost the first three games in the series and forced a seventh game. And for that team to be leading this late is incredible.

So I watch in the hopes that something unprecedented happens. And since these games tend to run four hours or so, I'm going to be up for a while.

Of course, even if Boston wins tonight they'll lose the World Series. It's just the way things have to be.

Edit, 10/20 11:29PM: End of the eighth, Boston's still up 9-3. A pair of 1-2-3 innings would be nice.

11:42PM: Sweet Zombie Jesus, this makes the last two minutes of a football game look fast. Two outs, a sac fly and a man on first, and Torre's bringing in a(nother) reliever. Boston's currently up 10-3.

11:46PM: And the Yankees finally get that third out. Middle of the ninth, 10-3 Boston.

11:50PM: 55 Matsui - 1B
11:53PM: 51 Williams - FC 4-6
11:54PM: 20 Posada - FO 6
11:55PM: Williams - SB
11:56PM: 12 Lofton - BB
11:57PM: Embree relieved Timlin
10/21 12:00AM: 24 Sierra PH for 18 Olerud
10/21 12:00AM: 24 Sierra - GO 4-3

And that's it; Boston has come back from three games down, winning four in a row, to go to the World Series. Now we just need to keep an eye out for anyone playing Frakenstein with Curt Schilling's ankle.

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