Originally written on Extra Pine Tar  |  Last updated 5/13/12

In 2007, the Red Sox were facing the Orioles and were down 5-0 in the bottom of the ninth. Somehow, amazingly, the Sox came back and scored six runs – the final two of which came home on an error – to win the game. It was great, and it’s one of the few games that easily sticks in my memory of the last decade. They play 162 times a year, it’s hard to remember to every single game. But Mother’s Day, 2007, is one that was hard to forget.

I was watching the game halfheartedly in my parents’ house, while they were upstairs getting ready for us to go out and celebrate Mother’s Day. By myself, I watched in silence as the Sox came back, before freaking out when they scored the final two runs and walked-off with the win. I ran upstairs and told my parents, who were both probably more shocked that I was sprinting around like a rabid animal than they were about the Red Sox.

It was also special because it was the only time that Julio Lugo contributed anything remotely positive during his entire tenure with the team. It was the one highlight from the entire Julio Lugo era, except him re-adjusting his cup nine times an at-bat.

It was quite a day. Good times were had by all. The Sox went on to win the World Series that year. Since today is Mother’s Day, maybe the team can do something to springboard themselves into playing real baseball. Is it likely? No, of course not. The difference between now and 2007 was that the 2007 team was likable, not easily hateable.

We’ll see. Either way, enjoy Mother’s Day. And say hi to your mother for me, okay?

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