Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: The Art of the Comeback

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Art of the Comeback

The postseason Red Sox do seem to need to get their backs against the wall before they start concentrating. They parked against the wall on Thursday, and they remained that way tonight. So instead of the 3-1 deficit they were looking at on Thursday morning, the series is now tied 3-all. There's one more game on Sunday night at Tropicana Field, and the winner will advance to face the Phillies in the World Series. Finally the Red Sox bats have gotten into action in this Championship series, and the pitching has at least kept up with them--much better that Games 3 and 4 with the Rays' combined winning margin of 22-5.

Not to get ahead of ourselves or even to risk echoing John McCain that "we've got them right where we want them," as we discussed the other night, this fits completely with the Red Sox's path to victory in 2004 and 2007. What we didn't really get into (because, as I said, we don't want to get ahead of ourselves) is the fact that once the Sox got into the Series, they swept both the Cardinals and the Rockies. I don't think it's wise to expect that against the Phillies, but on the other hand, it's also wise never to ignore history.


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