And not after his former squad, the Tampa Bay Rays, completed their September surge and overtook Boston for the American League wild card on Wednesday night.
It was almost as if the ending had been scripted. In fact, the entire night in baseball felt that way pretty much from beginning to end. But for Baltimore to rise up against Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth with back-to-back, two-out doubles by Chris Davis and Nolan Reimold, which tied the game at three. And then for Robert Andino's sinking line drive to find Carl Crawford.
It just had to be Crawford. There was no other possible ending to this story.
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And one can only imagine what was going through his mind as the ball traveled and continued falling. It was his chance for redemption. A chanceRead More »from Falling short: Crawford’s sliding attempt can’t save Red Sox