The Red Sox completed the greatest comeback in history and vanquished the Yankees in the Bronx 13 years ago today. As Dan Shaughnessy wrote at the time:
FOREVERMORE, the date goes into the New England calendar as an official no-school/no-work/no-mail-delivery holiday in Red Sox Nation.
Mark it down. Oct. 20. It will always be the day Sox citizens were liberated from eight decades of torment and torture at the hands of the Yankees and their fans.
Boston Baseball’s Bastille Day.
Nothing will ever top this moment for me as a sports fan. Not the Patriots comeback last February, not Boston University’s unbelievable comeback in the 2009 National Championship game. Nothing.
That’s why I can’t get too upset over this tweet.
Ah, work day for us. Game time is 5:08pm, if you’re not busy.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 17, 2017
Well, just a little upset. The holiday is today, @RedSox.