Sunday, October 19, 2008
First off: I'd like to apologize again to you all for having to step out in the middle of last night's live blog. I've been fighting the office cold, and when it makes your head heavy and you fall asleep for the fifth and sixth innings, that's a sign that it's time to back away from the TV, read, and get some rest.
I listened to the rest of it on the radio, and I'm pissed because I missed blogging one heck of a Sox takeover of this series. When Jason Varitek, who hasn't hit for balls this season, is hitting the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and Coco Crisp scores an insurance run that both Josh Beckett and the Boston bullpen hold up in hostile territory (Hideki Okajima, Justin Masterson, and Jonathan Papelbon threw hitless relief), it's clear the ALCS has swung hard, and that I (and many others) are guilty of violating the Golden Rule of the Sawx in the Playoffs: Never say they're done until someone's taken four games from them.
Tonight brings us Game 7, with Jon Lester on the bump for the Sox and Matt Garza dealing for the Rays, and yes, this will be live-blogged rather than Seahawks-Bucs.
(There will be an open thread for the Sunday night NFL game, because Cris Collinsworth is filling in for Madden and there should be some good cracks from that.)