David Ortiz has lived through heartbreak plenty of times during his Boston Red Sox career, but Wednesday night's events may have just taken the cake. Ortiz and the Red Sox blew a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning and lost to the Baltimore Orioles, all while the Tampa Bay Rays erased a seven-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees and clinch the AL Wild Card. Ortiz, speaking to reporters after the loss, said that it's never been worse for him. Ever.
"Not even close. Not even close to what happened to us in '03," said Ortiz. "We walked into September nine games ahead, and look where we're at right now. It can't go no worse than that. This is worse.
"I never put any attention to where we're at. ... But at one point, I was like, ‘Wait a minute - we walked into September nine games ahead.' Wow. It doesn't matter what anybody here does. That's going to stay in your head. That's not a situation you want to be facing, but you learn from that." (via WEEI)