The moment everything changed

Remembering 2004 five years to the day after the Red Sox broke through

Updated: October 27, 2009, 9:39 PM ET
By Peter Gammons | ESPNBoston.com

It got to the bottom of the eighth inning and it was clear that it all was over, the series, The Curse and all that fathers passed on to their children for generations. I reminded New Englander Jim Bowden, working the series for ESPN, of the New Haven tap owner who after the Yankees playoff game told The Boston Globe's Leigh Montville, "the [expletives] got my father, and now they're coming to get me." Bowden laughed, but he's a New Englander, and it was a cautious laugh.

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