As a card carrying member of Red Sox Nation, I suffered many years before that magical season in 2004, when my beloved team finally won a championship after eighty-six years of disappointments. Even though I’ll never forget that night in October 1986, when that slow roller down the first-base line went through Bill Buckner’s legs, after two championships in three seasons, that all seems like a distant memory.
For Red Sox fans who want to relive some great moments of the 2007 season, A&E and Major League Baseball recently released The Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series Collector’s Edition. This eight-DVD set presents games five, six, and seven of the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians and the World Series against the Colorado Rockies in its entirety.
In 2007, the Red Sox posted the best record in Major League Baseball at 96-66. On the brink of elimination in the ALCS, the Red Sox won three straight games over the Indians to punch a ticket into the fall classic. The Colorado Rockies came into the series on an incredible run, having won 21 of 22 games. The Red Sox swept the Rockies in four games to earn their seventh World Series title in team history.
The Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series Collector’s Edition allows fans to relive Josh Beckett’s nine strike-out performance, as his team became the first club to bat around with two outs, in the World Series opener. There’s always the excitement of game two, a 2-1 victory by wily veteran Curt Schilling. Fiery closer Jonathan Papelbon recorded his first career pickoff when he caught Matt Holliday (the tying run) off first base. With two more doubles in game four, the Red Sox raised their total for the series to eighteen, which set a new World Series record. You the viewer will get to decide if it was the stellar pitching or the powerful offense that brought the Red Sox the 2007 World Series Championship.