A sad day for Boston sports

Well, what do you really say after a day like today.  99 times out of 100 Papelbon saves that game.  99 times out of 100 Brady wins it for you when he has the ball at midfield with 90 seconds left.  But today.  Well, today in both games, it was the 100th time.   The Pats will play on (and continue getting better) but, for the Sox, the season is over.

It is a crazy thing having a favorite team in the playoffs.  There is so much hope, optimism and excitement.  You just feel like your guys will find a way to get it done.  I really believed that, despite being down 0-2 to the Angels, we would find a way to win.  And, up 5-1 early and 6-4 in the 9th, I was already liking our chances with Lester and Beckett…But, alas, it wasn’t to be.  The fact is that this team just wasn’t quite good enough.  They couldn’t hit good pitching for most of the year (especially the second half) and seemed to only be able to beat the teams they were supposed to beat.  It will an interesting offseason but, for now, all that is left to do is reflect on the season that was and turn our attention to the Celtics, Bruins and Patriots.  And, in doing so, we can consider ourselves lucky that we do have other teams to focus on.  Even if one of those teams had a heartbreaking loss in Denver today.

Thank you to the Red Sox for a fun year.  Theo – the ball is in your court.  Time to make us even better for next year!

Posted on October 12, 2009, in Sports and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This past weekend was about as bad as it gets for me. Just about every team that I wanted to win (from high school football to college teams to the Sox and Pats) decided to stink it up, and let me down. But amidst the heartbreak and overwhelming frustration over that three day span, I kept thinking of the Stockdale Paradox: You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end-which you can never afford to lose-with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality. Thank you, OB 712!

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