[The 2021 baseball season ends today, and we’ll find out if the Red Sox season ends with it, or whether they survive to play another day. In this concluding chapter of Truck Day to Duck we will re-live the most improbable season in recent Red Sox history. SB SM]
Government shuts down as lawmakers squabble.
Rays over Rangers 5-2 behind David Price in one game playoff (which is about the stupidest idea ever. If the goal is to involve more teams, why not pick the best 4 non-division winners and have them play a double elimination tournament?)
Tourist sites shuttered.
Pirates 6, Reds 2 to take wild card.
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev petition to have prison conditions eased. Currently jailed at Fort Devens.
Bruins open season with 3-1 win.
Sox take opener from Rays 12-2.
Fight continues over who should be entitled to Bulger’s blood money.
Tweeter sales soar as investors confuse them with Twitter IPO.
David Ortiz loses two as Sox top Rays, 7-4. Relief trio of Breslow, Tazawa, and Uehara save it for Lackey.
Patriots lose to Bengals as Buchholtz prepares to take mound in Tampa.
School bus drivers go on strike in Boston, adding to confusion citywide.
“Not guilty” says Jared Remy in court.
RIP Andy Pafko. Watched Bobby Thomson’s pennant-winning home run sail over his head. Moments like this are why we keep watching baseball.
A’s or Tigers. Who’s it going to be?
October 11 … October 12
It’s the Tigers.
Curt Schilling holds a yard sale, but he’ll be back on top some day.
Incredible day for Boston sports fans. In the afternoon watch Tom Brady throw a game-winning touchdown throw with five seconds left on the clock, then in the evening watch David Ortiz turn the season around with a game-tying grand slam. Salty wins it with a singal in the ninth, but it’s all about David.
October 15 … 16
Two more Dunkin’ stores hit.
Lackey, Napoli, and bullpen triumvirate lead Sox to 2-1 victory over Tigers.
Government default avoided (at least for a little while).
Tigers roar back against Peavy, Sox 7-3.
Bruins nip Tim Thomas 3-2 with last minute goal.
Annie Dookhan’s attorney argues for one year sentence. Prosecutor wants 7.
Dodgers fold like a card table. Cardinals move on to World Series with 9-0 win.
Pats fall to Jets in OT, losing on dubious penalty call.
Mayoral candidates … legal nuances … casino chatter … sports blither … beards grow … let’s just get on with it.
John Henry wraps up purchase of Boston Globe.
Says Dan Shaughnessy “The Red Sox are in trouble.”
Intelligence assessment of Marathon bombing delayed by government shutdown.
Jared Remy murder trial set for October, 2014
Officials question Miami Dolphins player on gun in Hernandez photo
Mike Napoli staggers into the night (and hopefully home to sleep it off), putting a final punctuation mark on Boston’s Amazing Summer of 2013!