Congratulations to the Red Sox for their ALDS, ALCS, and World Series victories and to their opponents -- Anaheim, Cleveland, and Colorado -- for bringing us scrappy and well-played October baseball.
Here is the play-by-play of last night's game, as immortalized in text messages between me and one of our nurses. (Everybody at BIDMC will know which one!) Hers in plain text. Mine in italics. Simultaneous messages when on the same line.
Me 2. I am w John Henry in box in Denver. Not!
U Kill me! Lets parade on Tuesday together.
(Ellsbury double in the first.)
(First Boston run.) Woo hoo.
Mikey next. Watch him 2b or more I predict.
Well nxt time.
(First Holliday out.) Happy Holliday. NOT.
(Scoops up difficult play at first.) Ortiz is red hot. Awesome Papi.
(Second Holliday out.) Not so happy Holliday.
How r those towels working?
(Strike outs.) Holey. Lester!
(Lowell double in the fifth) XO XO XO XO from me to Mikey. Told u so!
(Lowell slides into home.) Face first! Stunning slide.
(Lester leaves the mound after 5 2/3 innings.)
Tip of the hat if he was in Boston.
Canceled OR schedule 4 Tuesday . . . official holiday.
(Lowell home run in the seventh.) XO XO XO XO from me to Mikey. Mikey!
Colorado pitcher pulled after six innings.
Sad way 4 Cook 2 leave.
(DelCarmen succeeds with batter in the sixth.)
Delc snuffs him!
(Hits against DelCarmen) Pity.
Gagne warming up?!
I saw. I could cry.
(Timlin clutch strike out.) Timlin!
Love the hunter! Never want to mess with him!
I lov this.
(Kielty home run.) Kielty! Say Bobby!
Not happy Holliday.
Bad nite 4 him.
(Manny pulled to move Ellsbury to left field, Crisp to center. Scenes of Manny in the dugout.)
Manny's white doo rag a diss on white crying towels.
(Colorado home run -- Atkins in the eighth -- narrows the lead to one run.)
Big girls don't cry.
(Top of ninth.)
We could use a run or 2.
Don't worry b happy.
(Bottom of the ninth inning starts.) 1 2 3
(Ellsbury nabs Carroll ball at the wall for second out of the ninth.)
God is a sox fan.
(Final Pabelbon strike out.)
Love that dirty water.
Finally back 2 full nites' sleep.
Got 2 b at work at 5:30 ugh.
To bed after trophies.
I wish I was pres [of Red Sox Nation].
Mikey as MVP!
MVP my man.