(AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez/ ESPN.com / slightly modified with my mad photoshop skillz)
I took the night off from the Sox last night. I needed time off, and I've just been watching. I can only imagine how the team was feeling going into last night's game...and then to find out they had to play 11 innings just to lose on a walkoff...that's the kind of thing that could send a team into a tailspin right quick.
(ETA: Having read the blog posts of people who were actually watching the game, I guess it wasn't quite as terrible a loss to experience as it might look like. As Red pointed out, "what with the nutcrunch of a late night on Sunday, a flight across the goddam country and getting up to face one of the AL's best pitchers, our boys could have phoned this one in. But they didn't...Yes, a win would have been nice. But I'll take a loss when it comes hand-packed in fire and brimstone and Coco Crisp tearing ass around the bases with the game on the line." In fact, the more posts I'm reading on the game the more I'm getting the impression that it may have been among the pivotal games of the season so far...drat.)
Hope they can right the ship tonight--I'm battling a bug, so I might skip out again this evening. If they lose again, I guess that'll be my comeuppance.
P.S. Dear NESN, "Breakfast with the Sox" is a great idea, but unfortunately poorly executed. Everyone I know who can't stay up for a West Coast game--i.e. people who work 9-5--is already on their way to work by 8 am. Why can't you put the one-hour replay on at 7 am? Or, better, 7 pm ET the next night? Why are you airing a game from 1991 tonight in that time slot? Why would you not put last night's game in there? I don't understand.