Thursday, September 24, 2009

Theme Thursday - WILD

Wild!

I couldn't write anything about WILD except for the 2004 Boston Red Sox being the Wild Card Team! Their regular season record was 98 wings and 64 losses - the best record in baseball that year. As a die-hard, long time Red Sox fan - heck, back when I was in my teens I would write down every game, every pitch, every out in notebooks - it was tough to BELIEVE that 2004 was THE year for us fans.

The Red Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees to win 4 in a row and win the American League Championship series. Then, the streak continued with 4 straight wins against the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2004 World Series. Not only did they come out with 8 straight post season wins, but if you look at the team from then you'd see Curt Schilling and his bloody sock after having the team doctor stitch together his ankle so he could pitch...you'd also see Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz with their clutch homeruns. It was a magical time and then after winning the 2007 World Series, I think we in Red Sox Nation got a little cocky...we've won twice now in the 21st century and the Yankees haven't.

I'm okay with being a little cocky - it's better than the "better luck next year" motto we had for 86 years!



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10 comments:

Wings said...

GREAT take on the theme! That was a WILD year indeed, and one that will live in our memories forever. Sweet!

GO SOX!!!

Brian Miller said...

that was amazing to watch. i am a dbacks fan, but schilling is amazing and a joy to watch. great post!

Skip Simpson said...

I was absolutely thrilled when the BOSOX won that year! Great take on the theme! Count me in as a loyal follower!

Alan Burnett said...

I don't think I have ever seen an American football game. It is American football isn't it? Yet again TT introduces me to new subjects.

subtorp77 said...

Seeing as how the world didn't end when they won....and as much as I'm a Yankee fan, I'll be rootin' for the Cubs, 'til they win one( sometime around 3245 A.D. )

And I did get to see the "jersey" but not the "sock"...it's( the jersey )enshrined at a dealership in Mendon....you know the one, I'm sure ;)

e said...

Thanks for this posting!

Betsy said...

Yes, I would agree that was a wild year! :)

Megan said...

Argh! Okay, since it's Theme Thursday. Nice use of wild. It certainly was a wild playoffs that year.

(No, I'm not a Sox fan, how did you guess?)

;)

Baino said...

Baseball isn't big here but I remember my brother in law coming back from the US and giving me a Boston Red Sox hat. I loved it. Wore it to death, literally.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Great post. Not hearing much fan lingo, I enjoy hearing reading it! -J