worst collapse in baseball history. Really? The worst ever?!?! I still tend to think that 2004 represents the worst collapse in not only baseball, but sports history… though our friends from the Big Apple seem to forget that little blip on their otherwise joyous baseball past.
True, the Red Sox blew a 9 game lead in September, something that had never before been done, and something which most “experts” thought could not be done… ah, but wait, those experts forgot they were dealing with the Sox. Once again the Red Sox prove that nothing is impossible. And though the Sox may not be in the playoffs, this is still my favorite time of year as there is nothing quite like October baseball.
And while Red Sox Nation licks its wounds, looking forward to next spring, I can’t help but chuckle a bit at the thought that the youngest generation of Red Sox Nation is feeling the pain of what it means to really be a Sox fan. I mean, for all you youngsters out there, you have been brought up in the era of 2004 and 2007… not to mention titles by the Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins. (Wow! It is good to live in New England!)
So, does 2011 belong in the conversation with 1946? How about 1967? Maybe 1975 or 1978? It can’t possibly compare to 1986 could it? I know I don’t have the same feelings of despair I had in 2003 as I saw Aaron Boone’s homer sale over the left field fence in Yankee Stadium. Oh well… here’s to a not so great season, and hopes for next year!
Now… bring on the playoffs!