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24 October 2007 @ 12:57 pm
I have said none because THERE ARE NO WORDS!  
jemster pointed out that I have not yet bombarded you with all-caps regarding how UNBELIEVABLY HOLY AWESOME the Red Sox are right now.

Have I forsaken My Boys? Is playoff success now old hat to me? Am I locked in a closet somewhere?

OMG NO, I AM JUST STILL REELING WITH SHOCK. <3 <3 <3

Eeeeeeeeeee. Red Sox are in the World Series! The World Freaking Series!! Again! OMFG.

It's a little harder to be flailingly obsessed when I'm living so far away from the Nation and everybody around me is kind of going about their daily lives like the Red Sox are not in the playoffs or something. (What is wrong with these people who don't care about baseball? And not just Red Sox baseball -- I do understand that we're 3000 miles away here -- but baseball at all?) My sister threatens great fits if I do not relinquish the TV ("how can every game be 'the most important game of the postseason'?") and my dog needs to go out whenever the bases are loaded. So I do most of my flailing obsession in secret. Most of my work internet history are sports sites, and below are my favorite Red Sox moments on the internet this week:

The ESPN Sports Guy tells us how Red Sox Nation forgave JD Drew in 6.8 seconds.

I was hoping he'd bleed the pitch count before grounding out or popping out ... and then he unleashed that perfect swing, the one that makes the scouts drool and keeps earning him those big contracts ... as the ball came off his bat, viewing it from the center-field camera, it looked like a line drive right at the center fielder ... only it kept carrying ... and it kept carrying ... and suddenly it looked like it might hit the wall l... and then ...


GOOD GOD, THAT REMINDS ME OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE HITS A HOME RUN!


(Taking a split-second to digest everything...)


HOLY S---!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


GRAND SLAM! GRAND SLAM! GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"Um, well, Kevin Millar is kind of an Oriole now, but he's rooting for the Red Sox at Fenway, and he can pull it off, because he is KEVIN FREAKING MILLAR."

Billy Mueller and Kevin Millar and Trot Nixon all back at Fenway! Be still my heart! <3 I will ALWAYS COWBOY UP!

The article that makes me really sad, though, is this one:

Wakefield really really wishes that he could pitch in the World Series in the event a 13th-inning sacrificial pitching goat is needed, and Little Red really wishes that Tito would let him.

*sniff* I still love you, Wake!

GO RED SOX!
 
 
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Jainabrightcupenny on October 24th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
That Wakefield article made me cry. :( I doubt anyone has taken more for the team than he has.

(Reading just about any coverage of the 2004 ALCS makes me cry, actually. But, you know. Good tears.)
Little Red: sox - gleee - nenyamylittleredgirl on October 24th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Me too!! Man. I don't know that I'll ever experience anything quite like that 2004 fall.

Good times.
Michelle K.jemster on October 25th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
THAT'S the post I've been waiting for! Go Sox...make my girl die from the joy!
Little Red: sox - mastermind - juniper_shademylittleredgirl on October 25th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
So happyyyyyy!!!! I'm staring at the gameday window right now on mlb.com, even though all it says is "warmup," because I am at work and can't get near a TV. :)

Though, dude, the Boston Globe today was all harshing my buzz! They're all "Yah, well, it's kind of lame that we're in the world series again since there wasn't nearly enough angst and heartbreak getting here, blah blah blah, we spent a bajillion dollars and are almost as bad as the Yankees."

GUYS, WE ARE IN THE WORLD SERIES!

... THE WORLD SERIES!!!

*bets those sportswriters totally get fired*
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Little Red: sox - wake - icons_of_isismylittleredgirl on October 25th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
ME TOO!! Wakefield is my MVP.

That Sports Guy column was the best ever. "That kind of reminds me of what happens when someone hits a home run!" Ahahaha, I love it.