Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shank On The Last Sox Game

It's almost as if Shank writes these columns with great satisfaction.
BALTIMORE - The greatest choke in baseball history ended the only way it could have ended, with the Red Sox gagging on the Camden Yards lawn one last time.

Truly unbelievable. This feels like revenge for 2004 and 2007. It is as if the baseball gods are punishing Red Sox Nation for hubris and arrogance and good times that seemed so good, so good, so good.

The Sox were set to pop champagne last night. They were leading the Orioles, 3-2, and the Rays were trailing, 7-0, in the eighth inning. Just a few simple outs and the Sox were going to Texas to start the Division Series tomorrow.
The usual boilerplate claptrap follows (game recap, a few quotes, etc.).

It's time for Shank to start shitting on the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick, now that fall's officially here...


The Omnipotent Q said...

On behalf of all RSN:

F Shaughnessy.

That's all I've got.

See you in Ft. Myers in February.

Anonymous said...

mike_b1 said...

I'd say the greatest choke in history was the Yankees being up 3-0 in games and one run in the 9th and still losing the 2004 playoffs.

You'd think The CHB would remember that one...

Anonymous said...

@ mikeb1---riiiight. cause losing 3 games in a row is waaay more of a collapse than losing 20 of 27 right? don't be an idiot, your sawcks had the greatest collapse in the HISTORY OF SPORTS. that is not an exaggeration. i understand as a sawcks fan you're devastated, but don't be an idiot, and try to turn the spotlight on the yankees. the sawcks sucked FAR harder than any team ever had. deal with it.

mike_b1 said...

Hi Dan! Good to have you back.

Though the beers are wreaking havoc on your memory: The Yankees lost four in a row after being up by three -- the only time in history that has happened in the baseball playoffs.

If you want to find examples of teams that have gone 7-20, it's actually pretty easy.

Keeping trying, Dan!

mike_b1 said...

Oh and Dan, collapse or no collapse, the Yankees are out too, now.

Monkeesfan said...

But Shank will still be proud that he boasted during the rail delay of Game 162 that the Sox were going to the playoffs.