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In the first inning, Johnny Damon singled and stole a base. Minutes later, Manny Ramirez singled but Damon was thrown out at the plate... It was barely the first inning and things already went wrong. The Red Sox Nation felt that they've watched this movie again, so they only hoped that the Yankees didn't outduel them by many runs, until the Large Father came to the batter box. As I wrote before, David Ortiz wasn't "The King of Clutch" back then and the legend of Big Papi was barely beginning. Frustrated by losing a runner at the plate, the Red Sox hoped that Ortiz could do something about it and oh boy, yes he did... Big Papi hammered Brown's pitch and sent it straight to right field. Gone. 2-0 and it was barely the first inning. Brown's issues continued in the second inning when he loaded the bases. Yankees Manager Joe Torre didn't waste time and pulled out Brown and brought it Javier Vazquez to face Johnny Damon. Baseball is a weird sport, where second chances do not always show up, but Damond had a chance to redeem being thrown out at the plate in the first inning. Boom. Grand Slam. Second homerun of the game at it was barely the second inning. The Red Sox had a 6-0 lead against the Yankees and there were still 7 innings left to play. In the fourth inning, Damon came again to the plate and the caveman hitted another homerun, giving the Red Sox an 8-0 lead. Meanwhile, Derek Lowe came up clutch with only two days of rest (hello, Kershaw) and onlly allowed a run in six innings. Good times never seemed so good.
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David Ortiz was named ALCS MVP. The legend of Big Papi had its first chapter written...
The Red Sox are still the only team in Major League history to come back from a 0-3 deficit...
Where were you the night the Red Sox made history? Which Red Sox Championship team is your favorite? Leave your comments below. Jorge Camargo 10/21/2014 11:17:00 PM Tweet