I recall clearly where I was that moment... Schiraldi on the mound, Sox still lead 5-3 with two men on, 2 outs, 0-2 count to Knight, "one strike away", my dad and I leaping up and down in the living room, convinced this was it (by then I was 11 years old and fully indoctrinated in the Red Sox lore....). We hollered for my mother to come into the room so she could witness this miracle, and she just hollered back "Ah, they're just gonna blow it". Right then, Schiraldi gives up the bloop single, Stanley comes in for "relief"... ah, it's just too painful. To this day I partly blame my mom for jinxing the Sox- all her fault!!!
Great link, though I'm torn; as a New Hampshire native transplated to Seattle these last 7 years, I'm stuck between rooting for a Mariners team that appears to be a team of destiny this year(although tonight's loss against the A's... Ack!) and rooting for yet another Red Sox team that seems pretty good, maybe even good enough... ? What to do if the M's and Sox meet in the ALCS?!? It's the schism of Red Sox fandom that we almost don't want our team to win unless they seem, like the M's do this year, as if they're destined for it.posted by hincandenza at 12:07 AM on June 21, 2001
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