Here's Shaughnessy's lede from today's column:
"We had the obituary prepared."
Repeat: "We had the obituary prepared."
The Red Sox were down one run in the fifth inning, and down 2 games to 1 for the World Series. So naturally they were done.
Grafs later, he flip-flops on his analysis from the day before, when he wrote, "If Buchholz is good enough to pitch Sunday night, why
didn't he get an assignment for one of the first three games. If he's
not good enough to go, why is he getting the ball?"
Today, it's, "In 2007, Curt Schilling taught us that you can win postseason games with
a high school fastball if you have sufficient smarts and location.
Buchholz was barely able to break 90 on the radar gun, but he was
effective for 66 pitches."
Moments later, he writes: "Boston’s winning rally started (naturally) with two outs and nobody aboard in the sixth."
So the Sox have made a habit of never dying, yet you already "had the obituary prepared?"