Big Boston Sports Night

Tuesday, the Red Sox broke out of their slump with a walk off win thanks to unknown newcomer Darnell McDonald.  The Celtics, without their emotional leader Kevin Garnett, destroyed the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA playoffs first round.
Wednesday, the Bruins, coming off back to back wins against Buffalo in the NHL playoffs first round, hosted Buffalo, while the Red Sox were home against the Texas Rangers.  Buffalo sported an incredibly regular season stat:  they were 30-0-0 when leading after two periods – they had not blown a lead after 2 periods for the entire regular season.  Boston already had one come from behind win in the playoff series, and came back from down 2-0 in the third period of game 4 to tie the game.  They played halfway through the second overtime before Boston finally scored the game winner to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
I took the dog for a walk, walked into the house, and sat down to watch Kevin Youkilis’s game winning walk off hit for the Red Sox in the bottom of the 12th inning.  Two in a row for the Celtics, Three in a row for the Bruins, including a double overtime win and two third period comebacks, and 2 walkoff wins in a row for the Red Sox.  Good times.
The save made by Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask halfway through the 3rd period was absolutely INSANE.  Hopefully this video doesn’t get taken down:
In other sports news – I respect this prank the Atlanta Braves played on Nate McLouth: McLouth hit a walk-off homer, but instead of mobbing him at home plate, his teammates ran into the clubhouse as soon as he hit the ball, so he circled the bases alone and returned laughing to an empty dugout.  Nice move, Atlanta.

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