The fans — probably just eight Red Sox rooters clicking on MLB.com’s "Vote Again" button over and over again — voted J.D. Drew’s first-inning grand slam in Game 6 of the ALCS the year’s top Postseason Moment. It’s hard to argue with that logic.
Any other player hitting that grand slam would have been big. It would have been memorable. But for J.D. Drew, much maligned — often unfairly — throughout the season, to come through with the Sox hanging on for dear life in the postseason … well, they don’t write stories that good if they aren’t true.
For my money, it’s the Red Sox’ top moment of ’07. Ten others, in no order, after the jump:
- Daisuke Matsuzaka’s debut (No. 2 on my list because I was there).
- Julio Lugo’s infield hit to cap the Mother’s Day Miracle
- Lugo receiving encouragement from the crowd in the midst of his hitless slump
- Manny’s walk-off ALDS homer
- Jon Lester’s return start — and win
- Clay Buchholz’s no-hitter (duh)
- Curt Schilling’s near-no-hitter
- Jacoby Ellsbury scores from second on a wild pitch
- Papelbon’s Series-ending strikeout
- Kielty’s home run on the only World Series pitch he’s ever seen
How about you?