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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Got 'em where we want them


A small but vocal contingent of Boston fans buys into the premise that a 3-1 American League Championship Series deficit is merely a character builder for the Red Sox. It's the old "we've got them right where we want them'' theory run amok.

One of those true believers made his feelings known to Tampa Bay left fielder Carl Crawford from the stands during the Rays' 13-4 thumping of Boston on Tuesday night. The fan reminded Crawford that the Red Sox escaped an even bigger hole when they recovered from being down 3-0 to the to the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS.

We know we're going to get reminded a lot about it,'' Crawford said. "One guy was yelling, 'Go ask Derek Jeter. Go ask Derek Jeter.' He was yelling it real loud, so I know everybody heard it. I'm sure there's going to be some more of that.''

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