Hearing this scene on the radio made my stomach turn. (AP Photo)
Last night was no very different for me. Obviously the stakes weren't as high, however without Lester, the 2009 Red Sox season is over. He's been the ace of the staff all year, and having that play happen was basically a worse case scenario for the Sox. I'm not sure how dramatic it all was while watching on TV, but trust, hearing this on the radio while cruising through enemy territory was like a swift punch to an non-flexed stomach. It wasn't until this morning that I discovered the X-Rays were negative, but still, in what was already a meaningless game, this knocked the collective wind out of my sails - and brought back deep awful flashbacks of rivalries past.
As a Sox fan you just have to hold your breath and hope this is nothing more than a deep bruise, but if anything this shows you how thin the razor's edge can be for a ball club. Like I said yesterday though, "you have to expect the unexpected with these two" - and last night certainly proved this.