October 16, 2007

Birthday

The Boston Red Sox will play on October 16 for the sixth time tonight.

Here are the other five games:

1912 -- World Series Game 8
Giants  - 001 000 000 1 - 2  9  2
Red Sox - 000 000 100 2 - 3 8 5
Fred Snodgrass's error helps the Red Sox win the World Series in Fenway Park's first year.

1975 -- World Series Game 5
Red Sox - 100 000 001 - 2  5  0
Reds - 000 113 01x - 6 8 0
The Reds return to Boston needing only one win to take the series.

1999 -- ALCS Game 3
Yankees - 000 000 010 -  1  3  3
Red Sox - 222 021 40x - 13 21 1
Pedro v Fat Billy. TCM is chased in the 3rd: "Where is Roger? .... In the shower!"

2003 -- ALCS Game 7
Red Sox - 030 100 010 00 - 5 11  0
Yankees - 000 010 130 01 - 6 11 1
Another Pedro v. Fat Billy showdown. And TCM again makes an early exit -- this time in the 4th.

2004 -- ALCS Game 3
Yankees - 303 520 402 - 19 22  1
Red Sox - 042 000 200 - 8 15 0
Who could have ever imagined? "Don't let us win tonight."

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The Visa:
"Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year's gone by and how little we've grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, each flicker of the candles on the cake we know it's not to be. That for the rest of our sad, wretched, pathetic lives, this is who we are to the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably. Happy birthday? No such thing."

9 comments:

redsock said...

Many baseball-related gifts, including .........

A BOBBLEDESK!!!!!

accudart said...

Pappi wished you a happy birthday bro, me and Lindy as well. Hope the Sox deliver your present tonight.

L-girl said...

Happy Birthday honey.

The Red Sox haven't been very kind to you on your birthday so far, but that streak ends tonight.

Amy said...

I posted birthday greetings elsewhere, but just in case you missed it, happy birthday! My mother's birthday was yesterday, my aunt's the day before, and a good friend's was the 13th. So mid-October seems to be a good time to be born!

For your birthday, I am sure Wakefield will pitch a great game.

Devine said...

Hey, this is my sister's birthday too!

Hope your birthday is happy for the same reason I hope my plain-old-regular-day is happy.

tim said...

Happy Birthday, Allan!

May you be bestowed with baseballs off of the bat of every Red Sock tonight - which are hit so hard that they fly over Lake Erie and descend into your backyard!

little jerry said...

every day is my birthday

Michael said...

It's my birthday tomorrow.

Looks like neither of us are getting what we wanted.

Where did you get that quote, by the way? It's awesome.

Allen said...

Happy Birthday Allan.

Too bad it didn't work out well for our team, but hey. Life goes on.

Excellent 'feld quote.