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2007 World Champions! October 29, 2007

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It’s all over now.  Not without some adventure in the last 2 innings, but Papelbon did a wonderful job closing the door.  4-3 was the final.  Mike Lowell is the series MVP.

 Totally different feeling for this fan as it was 3 years ago.  Once we got by Cleveland I really had no doubt that it would happen.  There was no waiting for the shoe to drop.  3 years ago it was a euphoria that can never be repeated.  Now it’s winning a championship with a first class team that may yet win a few more.

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A Few Innings Away October 29, 2007

Posted by mattosber in Red Sox.
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Here we are in the 7th inning of game 4 with the Sox up 3-0.  We’ve got 9 outs to go before we celebrate another World Series win.  I know a lot can happen in 9 outs, but you really have the feeling that the Rockies are overmatched.

 So where have we been in the last month.  I’m not really good at this blogging thing otherwise I’d have a blow by blow report of how it all happened in 2007.  My entries look like the typical Red Sox fan before we won it all.  The expectation that we’d lose.  Something would always go wrong.  Something has changed since 2004.  Now our team wins those games that really count.  We swept the Angels with ease in the division series, then won a very exciting 7 game series with the Indians after being down 3 games to 1.

Now it’s the Rockies.  Game 1 was a laugher, 13-1.  Game 2 a close game 2-1 where our bullpen just overwhelmed them.  Game 3 we got a 6-0 lead only to have them come back to 6-5.  But some clutch hitting from the top of the lineup Ellsbury and Pedrioa gave us the winning margin 10-5. 

Game 4 looked like an easy win, but now it’s 3-1 and they’ve got a runner on.  Will it happen tonight?  Stay tuned.