2007: Boston Red Sox defeat Colorado Rockies (4-0)
I remember watching this series from my dorm room with my Yankee fan roommates. College wasn’t always the most fun my friends. What I remember the most was actually the ALCS. Going down 3-1 to the Indians and having that feeling from 2004 come back into my body. The “not again, not us” feeling.
The Sox would once again make the improbable comeback to make their way to the World Series. Being powered by veterans Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz as well as rookies Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury, the Sox never quit. There were also strong pitching performances from the current and former aces in Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling.
The Rockies, on the other hand, were riding an incredible wave of momentum. Colorado was on an insane run having won 21 of their final 22 games heading into the World Series. This would include sweeps of the Phillies in the Division Series and Diamondbacks in the NLCS. So with the Red Sox having to fight their way to the big dance, Colorado steamrolled their way to it.
Once the World Series kicked off though, it was a story of two different clubs. Boston would outscore Colorado 29-10 and complete a sweep of the National League champs. Though there were a couple of close games in there, it was mostly a blowout. Once again it was Pedroia and Ellsbury shining at the plate having zero fear in their first World Series appearances.