2007 World Series: From "Cleveland Rocks!" to "Let's Go Sox!"

James HudsonContributor IOctober 22, 2007

IconDown 3-1 in the ALCS, the Red Sox faced elimination with their backs against the wall.

Hmm—seems very similar to 2004.

Was that the Red Sox as well? Oh, right.

On the back of Josh Beckett, the Sox slugged the Indians back to Fenway and forced a Game Seven.

The Sox showed why they were the AL East champs in the last three games of the series by beating the crap out of the Indians.: 7-1, 12-2, 11-2.

Did the Indians even show up?

Beckett showed who the AL Cy Young winner has to be this year by simply embarrassing C.C. Then, Schilling pitched like his old self on Saturday against Fausto Carmona, who looked like he lost all confidence after that grand slam by J.D. "Just Deliver" Drew. Dice-K finally showed up and pitched a solid four innings in Game Seven.

Laugh if you will, but the Red Sox pitching staff proved to be the better in the ALCS after all the critics said that C.C. was number one and Carmona a close second.

The Red Sox now have to prepare to square up with the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday in a Game One that couldn't possibly be more intense.

The Rockies got to Boston on a sheer streak of magic that everybody considered amazing. Sure, it's amazing but were they playing the AL?

NO.

It's different when you're playing teams better than the Phillies or the D-Backs.

Getcha popcorn ready, but look to the pitching to be superb on both sides. Francis seems to be his old self, while Fogg is coming into a zone. But, the Red Sox beat the pitching they faced in their last three games.

Francis vs. Beckett is a pivotal game and will probably decide the series.

Prediction: I honestly do not know but I believe it will be an excellent battle of the nerves.

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