Red Sox 8, Rays 7: Wow. This quote from Francona pretty much sums it up: "The first six innings we did nothing. They had their way with us every way possible. And then this place came unglued, and we've seen that before." Let's see, silver lining for the Rays . . . silver lining for the Rays . . . well, the whole Scott Kazmir experiment kinda worked, right? At least for a while?
At any rate, according to the game story, this comeback was the largest in a playoff game since 1929. And if the Rays don't win 1 of 2 in St. Petersburg, it will be the largest collapse since 1929 too. Or maybe 2004. Point in common: Don Zimmer was around for both of them, so the Rays should at least be well-counseled in how to handle this.
UPDATE: Damn, I was wrong. He left the Yankees in January 2004, so he wasn't around for the ALCS collapse. Remember that thing I wrote yesterday about how great the open source, self-correcting blogging world was? Well, sometimes I wish it wasn't so immediately self-correcting.