The More Things Change…
The more they really do stay the same.
Like Uma Thurman, left for dead and buried in Kill Bill, the Boston Red Sox were done. The coffin lid was shut. The fork had been stuck. Grandpa had blown out the birthday candles. They were on life support, surrounded by their family and just when the doctor walks in to pull the plug, Papi snaps up and says, â€śWhatchu doing doc?â€ť
The Red Sox pulled off an improbable, impossible, unbelievable comeback last night against the Tampa Bay Rays. 7-0 in the 7th until homers by David Ortiz, J.D. Drew and timely hits by Dustin Pedroia and Coco Crisp propelled the defending champs back to life. But was it so impossible, so improbable? Havenâ€™t we seen these Sox spin this tale before?
In 2004, they came back against their bitter, century-old enemies to win their first World Series in 86 years. Last year, they flipped the switch in game 5 to defeat the Cleveland Indians and again won the Fall Classic.
Is this The Return of the Jedi for this Red Sox Trilogy? Will the Sox somehow, someway pull another storybook comeback out and win the pennant? Will the real Josh Beckett please stand up in game 6? Can Terry Francona break his own personal record for consecutive innings of enjoying a dugout snack? These and other monumental questions will be answered in game six on Saturday night. Donâ€™t miss it, and tell us your thoughts about the ALCS, the NLCS or any other 4 letter, family-friendly acronym youâ€™d like to discuss.