Victorino! And of course Uehara ended it with a strikeout. Bring on the Cardinals.
UPDATE, 12:15 a.m.: Joyous crowds at Lansdowne and Brookline celebrated by breaking into a celebratory chant of "Yankees suck!" David Ortiz, meanwhile, announced "This is our BLEEP city!" and he really said "BLEEP" this time. Luis Tiant celebrating as only Luis Tiant can.... Read more
Next up: Uehara flies around the earth backwards to go back in time and save the world.
And Detroit takes notice:
She walked through Detroit Metro Airport on Monday morning, wearing the most ugly, outlandish, gaudy outfit you have ever seen.
She wore a Red Sox coat and Red Sox hat and a pair of Red Sox glasses and Red Sox nail polish and Red Sox earrings and it was all wrapped up in a large, flowing Red Sox shawl.
It... Read more
On the off chance you missed it, Steve Horgan is the cop captured exulting over David Ortiz's home run, even as Torii Hunter was flipping backwards into the bullpen in front of him.
Naturally, this became a meme in roughly 5 seconds and now it's everywhere - although there seems to be some disagreement on whether Horganing requires somebody to be up-ended in front of... Read more
Before that epic grand slam, you may recall, Alex Avila hit a home run, a woman caught the ball and then some Sox superfan ripped it out of her hands and threw it back on the field. Yahoo Sports reports he spent a good part of the night being a racist jerk.
Fans in Section 42 of the stadium confirmed that he directed multiple... Read more
The Globe reports the BRA yesteday approved the Yawkey Way deal with the Sox.
Meanwhile, the Herald reports the board brought in some muscle from Municipal Protective Services to stand guard in case people upset with the nearly $8 million tax break the BRA approved for the luxury Filene's Memorial Hole project tried to lunge at board members or something. The Herald... Read more
As Michael Dyer notes:
On this date last year the Red Sox lost to the Rays to fall to 68-82 on the season. DiceK pitched, Bobby V managed. This is better.
In this case, that the beer at Fenway Park is wicked expensive.
How many teams have won two non-doubleheader games in one day on walkoffs?
Matthew Kory exclaims:
I turned the game off after Dempster gave up the grand slam. It was over. The Sox were done for the night and so was I. Except, as it turned out, neither of us were. I called up the score on my phone hours later. "They WON!" I... Read more
Big Papi: 1
Dugout phone: 0
You know, this one. Deadspin posts copies of all the complaints filed with the FCC over both the speech and the FCC commissioner's subsequent affirmation of Big Papi's words. They don't all have addresses attached, but of the ones that did, there were none from Boston (one from Westfield, though).... Read more