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Boston Red Sox Complete One of the Worst Collapses in MLB History

Sean O'Neil@snoneilSenior Analyst ISeptember 29, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 28:  Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox walks into the locker room after a 4-3 loss against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Well. The Boston Red Sox officially suck.

This past offseason the Red Sox acquired Carl Crawford. They acquired Adrian Gonzalez. And they still managed to absolutely suck in the first and last months of the regular season.

Not only that, but Wednesday night was officially the worst night in all of September 2011 for Red Sox Nation. In a matter of two hours, the New York Yankees blew a seven-run lead as some random guy named Dan Johnson hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and two strikes, the Red Sox came out of a rain delay leading the game, lost the lead to the Baltimore Orioles with two outs in the ninth inning and then lost the game in the bottom of the ninth.

At 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, everything was looking great for the Red Sox, and at midnight the trash can in my family room was being thrown down my hallway. 

I don't know if this would have hurt as much if Boston didn't have a nine-game lead in the Wild Card race with less than a month to go in the season, but I know Red Sox fans are all hurting big-time after the theatrics of Wednesday night.

Wednesday night is bringing comparisons to the Aaron Boone moment from 2003 into my head because not only did the Red Sox blow it, but the Yankees flattened our dreams yet again. The Red Sox should have won on Wednesday night, but the Yankees should have won as well. You suck, Scott Proctor.

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The one person I feel sorry for is Jacoby Ellsbury; his legitimate chances of winning AL MVP have just lessened because Boston did not make it to the playoffs.

All in all, Wednesday evening absolutely sucked for all Red Sox fans, and now we can hang our heads until next April. 

Why the hell did you cut your hair, Tom Brady?

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