Re: Hw does the Ortiz homer compare
posted at 10/15/2013 8:42 AM EDT
In response to Sheriff-Rojas' comment:
In response to manosome's comment:
to the game winning homer Fisk hit in '75?
Based on everything that came before the Ortiz homer, I'm going with the opinion that the Ortiz homer was more earth shaking. It's a tough call either way.
The Fisk homer was in a World Series, and at that time, probably had a much greater share of the television viewing audience. It helped spark more interest in MLB, which had been slumping before then. From a Red Sox fan's perspective, Fisk's home run was the ultimate conclusion to what had been an incredible game, but the Red Sox ending up losing the series anyway. I would argue that the Bernie Carbo homer was just as earth shaking, and probably a better one to compare to Papi's given similar game situations, even Papi's lastest wasn't in an elimination game.
As far as last night's home run goes, it was wonderful, but no matter what happens, Papi will never top his heroics of 2004 when he woke up the team from the dead, leading to the greatest series comeback in baseball history (and maybe all of major US sports history), and ultimately, the end of the curse. Last night's homer only extends the legend, but the 2004 Game 4 ALCS really established it.
I guess we'll see if Sunday night's heroics have woken up this team.
If Verlander doesn't bring his best game, I think the Sox are going to be all over him.