Best comeback of the season

I started watching the Yankee game while at Carpool last night for a happy hour in celebration of Jesseca’s 30th birthday. When I left there sometime around 9 PM, the score was 2-1 Red Sox. When I got home sometime around 10 PM, the score was 5-2 Red Sox. It was the 6th inning and already the game was three hours long. But the time the game got to the 8th inning the score was 7-2 Red Sox and I was considering giving up watching.

I’m glad I didn’t.

In the top of the 8th, the Yankees scored 6 runs, a couple of those runs off of Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, who was brought in to stop the bleeding. The Yanks came out of the inning with an 8-7 lead and with Mariano Rivera closing the game for them, that was the final score. The Yanks beat the Red Sox in Boston and closed to within 4-1/2 games of them for the division. You should have heard me whooting and hollering during that 8th inning. It was so much fun!

Incidentally, the 9-inning game lasted 4 hours 43 minutes–two minutes shy of the record for a nine inning game, set by the the Yankees and Red Sox last year. I didn’t get to bed until after midnight.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.