The Red Sox just wouldn't die until the bitter end. They got runners on base during each of the last three innings and could have pulled off a comeback at any time, but just couldn't quite do it. Their luck ran out.
That sound you hear is a bunch of Fox execs all crying into their coffee at the same time. Rays/Phillies World Series it is!
What's a shame is MLB won't deny TBS the rights to the games next year even though, in my opinion, they debased the procedings. Seriously, it's GAME SEVEN OF THE ALCS, and while you may have put forth the cash to air it, it's disrespectful to baseball to NOT when nobody else can legally. Grr.
In other news; ANY WAY BUT FENWAY. Boston eliminated, I can now go back to rooting against the Rays. Go Philly!
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you." -Me.
Forget the rest of the article, if you read the Mattingly quote on it's own you can see that he knows he's not going to the hall. The rest of the arguments are pretty compelling, too (but a bit more incendiary).