there's nothing i can say that hasn't been expressed already but i'm still getting chills up my spine every 15 minutes or so, so i'm just going to savor this for a few days. all the coverage you could possibly want can be found on the Boston Globe's Sports page.
the hit that sealed it
[UPDATE] since many of you probably won't dig this deep, here's some fun passages from Eric Wilbur's Blog on the Globe site:
The Red Sox capped off the greatest comeback in postseason baseball history, finishing off the Yankees to earn a trip to the World Series.
“In your house,” Boston fans behind the home team dugout chanted at the sprinkling of Yankee fans making their way out of the stadium, where their team lost their first-ever league championship series.
To make matters worse, a few remained late enough to witness reliever Mike Timlin dancing on the Yankee Stadium mound in a jig of joy. “We want Tim McCarver’s head on a stick,” one fan shouted.
Players came out in groups to hug friends and family. Game 7 winner Derek Lowe, puffing on a celebratory cigar, hugged wife Trinka, who asked him how he was doing.
“I don’t know,” he said, looking at nearby Jason Varitek. “How we doing ‘Tek?”
Varitek replied only with a huge smile. Varitek’s wife Karen answered for him. “Getting a little stinky,” she said.
The Chandon was spraying everywhere, on the field, in the clubhouse, and into the stands. Curtis Leskanic carried the American League championship trophy to the infield. Mike Myers hopped on top of the dugout to share high fives with the fans, who in turn threw the “Who’s Your Daddy?” chant right back at the New Yorkers.
About half an hour into this celebration, the Yankees turned off the lights at Yankee Stadium. “Typical,” remarked one Sox official.
In the second inning last night, there was a rush for the coffee machine by many of the Boston media, already preparing for a late night with the Sox up 6-0. Except, no coffee. No soft drinks either. “Unbelievable,” one media member remarked. “Oh well, we’ll be eating lobster rolls next week anyhow.”
When it comes to pregame grub provided to the media, the Red Sox set out a buffet that includes, among other items, clam chowder, lobster rolls, and jumbo shrimp cocktail. The Yankees, on the other hand, dish out boxed sandwiches, and I think my roast beef from two nights ago was what woke me yesterday morning, still mooing.Posted by jamie at October 21, 2004 09:48 AM