"Don't let us win tonight. This is a big game. They've got to win because if we win we've got Pedro coming back today and then Schilling will pitch Game 6 and then you can take that fraud stuff and put it to bed. Don't let the Sox win this game."
So I say to you, Cleveland, don't let them win tonight. They've got Becket coming back today. Then Schilling will pitch Game 6. Anything can happen in Game 7. You can then take that fraud stuff and put it to bed. Don't let the Red Sox win this game.
This is the biggest moment of Josh Beckett's Red Sox career. If he stands strong and wins this game the series moves back to Fenway. The Fenway Faithful won't let you down in Games 6 and 7. Just don't let us down tonight.
There's been a lot of talk about how we shouldn't "expect" a World Series win. About how we should be satisfied with the AL East and happy that the Yankees didn't advanced further than the Sox. I say screw that. This isn't about entitlement. This is about seeing something right there, right in front of you and wanting it. It's about stepping up in big moments and taking something that you desire.
Screw entitlement. No one "deserves" to win. Not the Red Sox. Not the Indians. Just be the better team. Play like the better team. Play like you want it.
Because I know I do. I want it. And I'm not ashamed of that.
No I am unoriginal and unfunny. Please put me out of my misery tonight, just a baseball game. And, hopefully, a win.