ST. LOUIS — If the Red Sox go on to win their third world title in 10 seasons, David Ortiz’s dugout speech in Game 4, his Fall Classic carpe diem, likely will stand as the Series’ seminal moment.
Having fallen behind, two games to one, the Sox were at the precipice of dropping two back in the best-of-seven series, their bats again turned flaccid by stout Cardinals pitching.
Enough of that, said Ortiz. The sole holdover from Boston’s curse-busting title in 2004, he summoned his teammates, some of whom looked frustrated and forlorn, to one end of the dugout. It was time for them to wake up, shake the clouds of doubt, and sense the opportunity. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.