Extra, extra: 'Hell freezes over!'
‘THEY DID IT!!!!’ ...‘Story is too good for words.’
With that, I shall let the headlines and quotes say most of the words: ... Derek
: ‘Words can’t even describe it because it’s never been done before.’ ... Pedro clutching AL championship trophy
: ‘I’m not going to let it go.’ ... Papi giving a crucial Burgess Meredith-like lecture to Johnny about spending too much time with his woman before big games: “I told them, `Hey, Michelle, listen, you are sleeping in somebody else's room. You've got to stay away from my boy for the next couple of days.' And I think it helped. Look at my man today.'' ... Derek Lowe
: ‘Risen from the ashes.’ ... David Ortiz
: ‘He leads the league in hugs.’ ... Johnny
: ‘As Johnny goes, we go.’ ... From Adam and others
: ‘Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God.’ ...
Now my favorite part: Headlines and quotes from NY, in direct retaliation for the cheap stunt of letting Bucky Dent throw out the first ball last night. ... ‘Damned Yankees’
: “The Yankees last night completed the worst collapse in postseason baseball history.” ... “Everything I've always known to be right has been proven wrong." ... "I was hoping I would never see this day in my lifetime." ... ‘A-Rod Now Face of Failure’
: “He left last night in October to Bronx boos, the symbol of the greatest Yankee failure ever.” ...‘Chokes on Yanks’:
“The darkest moment in Yankee history.” ...‘Yankees meet Ruthless end’
: “Maybe the worst choke job ever.” ....‘Yanks collapse a monumental one’
: “The worst loss in the history of their franchise.” ... ‘Red Sox’ Anguish and Yankees’ Mystique Dissolve in Game 7’
: “Devastating failure.”
Random thoughts: Nomar who? ... I knew they would do it. I knew it! (Ignore posts below.)... Notice how Bostonians don’t refer to the series’ games in chronological order. It’s ‘The First Win’ or ‘The Second Win’ etc. Last night: ‘The Last Win.’ .. Games 1,2 and 3 simply don’t exist. Well, maybe Game 3. But only because it set up the climatic drive to ‘The Last Win.’ ... Real cute: George gave Sox brass the Babe Ruth Suite last night. Har, har, har. ... Don’t get cocky, kid. There’s a World Series to win. Go Tim!
No blogging as anti-Curse:
Not that anyone noticed or cared, but I didn’t blog this week until now. Reasons: Part nagging illness, part tension, part I couldn’t say anything else different so why open my trap. But after the Second Win, it was pure raw superstition. ... I also didn’t watch ANY of the final innings of First, Second, Third or Fourth Wins -- for the same reasons. I made a great personal sacrifice in doing this. I hope people appreciate it. ...