Moment of The Year
When it comes to moments to remember on the field, court, diamond or ice, 2013 had a decade’s worth for Boston sports fan. There was the Bruins’ Game 7 over Toronto, their sweep of Pittsburgh [“Is Owen there?”] and their Game 3 victory over the Blackhawks at TD Garden. The Patriots have made the last-minute comeback a routine, delivering thrilling victories against New Orleans, Denver and Cleveland.
But it was the Red Sox who spent the spring, summer and first five weeks of the fall coming up with one spectacular moment after another. By the time Koji Uehara recorded the final out against St. Louis, Boston’s victory was a foregone conclusion.
The signature moment of Boston’s baseball season – and 2013 – was the grand slam David Ortiz hit in Game 2 against the Tigers that set the “Improbable Dream” into motion. The blast tied the game at 5-5, woke up a weary Red Sox Nation exhausted from the Patriots’ win earlier the same day, and brought the Red Sox’ offense to life against the Tigers. The exalted arms of Boston police officer and bullpen cop Steve Horgan forever defined this postseason.