This is why you don't leave the game just because they're behind at the top of the 7th.
This is why you can't throw in the towel and call it a season on your team.
Because sometimes, you have a group of guys with unbelievable heart and who refuse to give up on themselves.
You know, I have to admit I was starting to say to myself (and to those I was blogging with) "you know, this isn't exactly the way I thought this game was going to go...."
They were hitting. They were getting on base. I really thought it was just a matter of time...but would that moment come? It only takes one great play to shift the momentum and revitalize the hearts of the crowd -- and renew the energy on the bench.
And finally, in the 7th -- that long overdue hit for Big Papi came. And it was a whole new game from there.
That's what so special about this Red Sox organization. The guys on this team (for the most part) are just dirt dogs. They grind it out....and that's what wins games.
Truthfully, I got some satisfaction out of watching Tampa's bench looking...humbled.
How dare they laugh at us.
They're the new kids on the block. They're still wet behind the ears....they don't have a clue about post-season ball.
So bring on the cowbells. Keep shaving your heads, Tampa fans.
But ask yourself this: who holds the post season come back record in all of baseball history?
No amount of runs is a safe lead in post season game with this team.
They "reversed the curse".
Surely, they can sting the Rays.