10 years ago today everything in the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry started to change. It was right here that the Red Sox finally seemed to turn the corner.
The Red Sox were down early in the game and then the fight happened. It wasn’t just the fight and its emotions. What made the game significant is that the Red Sox had been under performing all year (at that moment they didn’t own the Wild Card) and were losing in the game as well (which actually was not going to happen because bad weather when the Red Sox insisted the field was ready to go) then they rallied to win the game. From that rally, which was triggered by the fight, the team pulled together, made the playoffs and then of course won the World Series.
Life is about turning points and how you react to them. July 24, 2004 was a turning point for the Red Sox and they made the most of it. May all of us have these kind of turning points and may we all be able to make the most of them.