So picture this: You’re a Red Sox fan and you just went on the roller coaster of Wednesday night. The Sox were one strike away from winning, the Rays were one strike away from losing, and Boston seemed to be heading to the playoffs. Then, disaster struck. Several times.
Dan Johnson homered, the Yankees botched a first-and-third, nobody-out situation in extras, Jonathan Papelbon lost the game, and literally seconds later, Evan Longoria homered to give the Rays the American League wild card.
Needless to say, it was tough getting out of bed for millions of Red Sox fans across the country, but some of those in Massachusetts had things especially tough.
Anyone who’s taken an MBTA bus in the past few weeks has no doubt seen the TBS advertisement featuring David Ortiz and Josh Beckett. You can’t fault TBS for giving the green light on the ad — there was no way the Sox were blowing their lead, right?
Well, they did. As if taking the bus wasn’t a big enough pain in the neck, there’s now the added feeling of torment, thanks to the big ol’ advertisement on the side of the bus.
But hey, at least there are no Yankees fans yelling “1918!” at you everywhere you go. There’s always a silver lining, right?
Photo of the day
Legends will be born this October, but not in Boston. If you have a photo of one of the bus advertisements, leave a link in the comments section.
Quote of the day
“It’s inexcusable. It really is.”
–NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy, after Boston’s stunning loss to Baltimore, thereby ending the season
Tweet of the day
Tune in for pregame at 6:30 p.m. and you can pretend like Wednesday night never happened.
Video of the day
Anybody know how to edit out these Red Sox clips?