The 6 Sense

MAGUIRE

So Long Detroit, Meet Me in St. Louis
The Boston Red Sox Get World Serious Tonight at Fenway

The Buch Stops Here: Clay Rises to the Occasion Tonight
Crasnick: The Red Sox Have Lived Boston Strong
Stats Driven: Max Scherzer vs. Clay Buchholz
And Throw Out the Towels

"Kick your shoes off, let your hair down
(Go berserk) all night long
Grow your beard out, just weird out
(Go berserk) all night long
We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the a.m.
So baby make just like K-Fed and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say %#@! it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (Go berserk)" -- Eminem


And 9 years ago tonight, Curt was Ready, Schilling, and Able ...


BLOOD AND GUTS

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(Boston Globe Photo)

For One Big Night, Curt Schilling was Larry Bird, Tom Brady, Bobby Orr, and Ted Williams All Rolled into One

“...my anticipation is that Curt will be there for the World Series....just kind of dire measures, really, you have to use dire techniques to try to control it and so no, there’s no precedent for this, and this was a last ditch effort to try to keep him playing.” -- Red Sox team physician Dr. Bill Morgan

Karma Suture

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(Reuters Photo)

10.20.04: Dr. Bill Morgan on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan: Dr. Morgan: “…concerned about Curt’s health, now and in the future. There’s just no way of holding that tendon in position effectively regardless of the splint we were using, etc., when it popped in and out it was really painful for him regardless of numbing it up, the sensation was uncomfortable, so the thought was just to buttress the tendon in place short term until we could fix this thing and Curt being the player he is and just wanting to get out there and do it, was all for it, and luckily it worked out pretty well last night.”

John Dennis: “So the high top wasn’t working, the splint wasn’t working, any kind of wraps you put on it wasn’t working to hold it in place, tell us the physical theory and exactly how you did this…”

Dr.M: “Well we know that the tendon itself was not in a position that we need it to be in and there wasn’t best being out of position because it would pop back into the groove and that would give him difficulties, and it was really just putting a few sutures in just percutaneously, through the skin without making any incisions or anything like that, and making a wall so that the tendon would stay in position and not really being able to move back into an awkward position for him. Read more Q&A.

"20 years from now they'll be saying Willis Reed pulled a Curt Schilling." -- Theo Epstein

"His heart is so big... he competed and he pitched his ass off." -- Terry Francona

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(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo / Mark Tessicini)

"I was touched by God tonight. Last time I tried to do it alone... it was God's work... I had had enough (after 7), I was struggling from the fourth inning on. I made some mistakes but they hit them right at people." -- Curt Schilling

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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