Sometimes, it feels like you have to be a baseball blogger in order to open a game thread.
10/14/08 5:07 PM PDT
|Tampa Bay Rays||Boston Red Sox|
|Akinori Iwamura - 2B||J.D. Drew - RF|
|B.J. Upton - CF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Carlos Pena - 1B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Kevin Youkilis - 3B|
|Carl Crawford - LF||Jason Bay - LF|
|Willy Aybar - DH||Mark Kotsay - 1B|
|Dioner Navarro - C||Coco Crisp - CF|
|Fernando Perez - RF||Kevin Cash - C|
|Jason Bartlett - SS||Jed Lowrie - SS|
Don't be fooled: in their last two trips to the ALCS, the Red Sox rallied from 3-0 and 3-1 deficits. That's not to say that they have an uncanny ability to win with their backs against the wall. It's just that Red Sox teams of recent vintage have been really, really good. This series won't be over until the final out is recorded.
LET'S GO RAYS!