In 2004, the Boston Red Sox finished the ALCS with 4 wins, all facing elimination. They then swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. This year, the Red Sox won 3 games to finish the ALCS, all facing elimination. They've taken the first 3 games from the Colorado Rockies in the World Series.
Rookies Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia were the catalysts and the major contributors for the Red Sox in Game 3. Ellsbury had 4 hits, the most for a rookie in the World Series since Joe Garagiola. Joe Garagiola, that takes me back to my youth. I'm only 25, but I had a weird childhood. Another rookie, pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka threw well enough. Despite a Matt Holliday three-run homer, Boston won easily, 10-5. Brad Hawpe had a huge misplay in rightfield late in the game. The killer H's have been killing their own team thus far.
I used to hate announcer Joe Buck, but he's gradually become more tolerable over the years. An example took place last night. Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba tagged out Manny Ramirez on the hip at home. The home plate ump moved to see if Torrealba still possessed the ball and then called Ramirez out. This confused the other announcer Tim McCarver greatly for some reason. I screamed at the tv. Joe Buck calmly explained to Tim McCarver exactly what I was screaming at the tv (with fewer bad words though). Good Job.