Oh, the lament!

More from "that game" on Thursday night ...

The remorse is most intense for the thousands who were actually there and left, streaming early out of Fenway Park when a two-run double careened off the Green Monster like a final, insulting slap. At 10:45 p.m., it was 7-0 in the seventh inning, seemingly a third straight blowout that would put an end to the Red Sox season.

On the way home, the unfaithful followed the greatest baseball playoff comeback since 1929 on BlackBerrys on the Green Line and car radios on the Massachusetts Turnpike, their pockets burning with ticket stubs from the seats they left behind. (More)

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