Thursday, October 21, 2004

The New York Times > Sports > Baseball > Boston Wins Series, 4-3: Red Sox' Anguish and Yankees' Mystique Dissolve in Game 7

The New York Times > Sports > Baseball > Boston Wins Series, 4-3: Red Sox' Anguish and Yankees' Mystique Dissolve in Game 7: "They had been reliable caretakers of a cosmic curse, feasting for decades on the gift that kept on giving: Babe Ruth, purchased from the Boston Red Sox in 1920, and all the championship karma he brought with him.
The rules were very simple. The Yankees won and their rivals lost, often painfully, eternal justice for the worst trade in baseball history. The Red Sox still have not won a World Series in 86 years. But they got there last night, playing the Babe's game in the house that he built.
With a barrage of four home runs - all pulled into the right-field seats, where Ruth once took aim - the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees with a 10-3 victory in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium."

The first of two stunning come-from-behind victories for Boston over the next two weeks (i.e., the second will be 11/2, but I also have high hopes for the Red Sox in the World Series :)...)
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