Mark it down. Oct. 20. the date goes into the New England calendar as an official no-school/no-work/no-mail-delivery holiday in Red Sox Nation. It will always be the day that Sox citizens were liberated from 8 decades of torment and torture at the hands of the New York Yankees and their fans. Boston Baseball's Bastille Day.
The 2004 Red Sox won the American League pennant in the heart of the Evil Empire last night. In the heretofore haunted Bronx house, raggedy men wearing red socks embarrassed and eliminated the $182 million payroll Yankees, 10-3, in the seventh and deciding game of their American League Championship Series.
I remember where I was in 1986, my Fenway apartment with my NU crew, when Dave Henderson hit the game winning homer against the Angels. Now I'll never forget yesterday as it goes down as the best comeback story by the Sox and worst collapse by the Yanks in baseball history.