The surreal life at Fenway

Forget the bullpen, after Game 5 Bill Simmons and Red Sox Nation are the ones that are emotionally and physically exhausted.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:25 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Wait a second ... I'm supposed to write about this???

I don't have a central nervous system left. My head weighs more than Verne Troyer. My heart feels like somebody tried to make meatballs out of it. I can't think straight. I'm a corpse. I'm a walking corpse.

For two straight days, I watched my beloved Red Sox stave off elimination against the Yanks, needing 26 innings over 27 hours to stay alive for Game 6 in New York. These weren't just baseball games. They were life ...

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