Monday, September 26, 2011

Not Caught, Caught

Is it possible to be 'not caught' and 'caught' at the same time? For these 2011 Red Sox, to paraphrase Sarah Palin, "You betcha!"

Last night's hero Jacoby Ellsbury made a valiant try to catch Robert Andino's long fly ball but lost it the collision with the center field wall. An inside-the-park 3-run HR ensued—and it might have been the symbolic end to the Red Sox post-season hopes. The Rays beat the flopping Empire, so, indeed, Boston's night could be summed up as "not caught/caught". The result was the 19th loss of a forgettable September, 6-3.

Two (or maybe three) more to decide whether this season will be remembered as an epic disgrace or a wild, improbable ride to glory.