This just in: If the Red Sox win, they're planning to shoot off some fireworks.
Go up 3-2 as Ortiz proves unstoppable. And no bizarre ending to the game.
Michael Dyer notes:
It has been 34,745 days since the Sox clinched a WS at home. TV didn't exist then. WW1 was still going on. Wednesday can't come soon enough
Game 3 ended with that controversial obstruction call against Will Middlebrooks.
Game 4 ended with that unusual pick off of Kolten Wong at first base.
So, naturally, the question is: What bizarre way will game 5 tonight end? What do you think? Overnight, it became a hot topic in Twitter. Some of the answers there:
Oh, er, well, so the Cardinals can play this game.
Only Charlie won't use it, at least not until after the World Series, when maybe he and his pal Officer Horgan will shave the beards off for charity.
The T has posted an explanation of service after the Sox game - basically, if runs long, the T will extend subway hours or hold some commuter-rail trains.
MLB.com updates its report.
8-1, that didn't even look very hard, which says something about Lester's pitching.
H/t Susannah Telsey.
A Concord man was ordered to stay away from Fenway Park today at his arraignment on larceny charges for an incident early Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Thomas Robbins, 23, was nabbed after a Sox staff member noticed him rooting around in the Red Sox clubhouse following their ALCS victory, the DA's office reports, noting that Fenway is "America's most beloved ballpark."
The staff member approached Robbins and asked what he was doing there, at which point Robbins started to leave and dropped a baseball glove belonging to first baseman Mike Napoli.
No, don't worry, ceiling tiles aren't falling on people and the tracks aren't broken or anything. But Paul McNamara says it's really past time to paint over the Josh Beckett memorial.
Just in case there were any doubt, Django Bliss shows us for whom Mrs. Mallard is rooting in the World Series.
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.