We're all shocked.Jacoby Ellsbury:
About as tough a loss as you can have.Mike Lowell:
This one hurts down deep.Jonathan Papelbon:
You can't even classify how this one hurts more than any other.David Ortiz:
We've finished people up in three games before, too. It tells you as quick as it comes, as quick it can go.Theo Epstein:
I don't think anything that occurred in this series came completely out of the blue ... There were certain things that went down this series that were foreshadowed in the regular season as well.Terry Francona:
The season doesn't wind down. It just comes to a crashing halt. You go into the top of the inning excited because you think you're going to keep playing. Half an inning later, you're going home.A. Bartlett Giamatti:
The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops. Today, October  ... it stopped, and summer was gone.