Did Boston Sports Writer Dan Shaughnessy Jinx the Red Sox?

by 7 years ago

At the time of the 86-minute rain delay, the Red Sox were clinging to a 3-2 lead and the Tampa Bay Rays were getting battered by the Yankees by a score of 7-0. Even the most pessimistic Sox fan would have believed that the Red Sox would be at the very least playing a 1-game play-in game on Thursday. Then Shaughnessy, a Boston Globe columnist made this prediction:

“I think the Rays are not going to win tonight. I think that the one thing that we’ve eliminated tonight is that the Red Sox season is not going to end tonight. They live to play another day. The worst thing that could happen is you have to play that game in Tampa tomorrow. You’ve got to hold onto this 3-2 lead tonight, but the Rays aren’t going to come back from 7-nothing with an inning and a half to go.”

Uh oh.

The albino pubic hair head's semi-arrogant prophecy seemed to be instant karma because the Sox blew their lead and lost in the 9th inning where they were 76-0 when leading after eight innings up until last night. Then three minutes after the Sox suffered a devastating loss at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles, Evan Longoria smacked a game-winning home run as the Rays rallied to defeat the Yankees 8-7 in the 12th inning, thus eliminating the Red Sox from the postseason. Karma is a b*tch, isn't it Shaughnessy?


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