Rays vs. Red Sox GDT 1: Storm clouds in Boston

Jim Rogash

Mayhaps more than foul weather brews along the Massachusetts coast.

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Five years ago, in this layer of the playoff cake, Grant Balfour and Orlando Cabrera.

You, like me, watched it live. It was still unbelievable. It is unbelievable still --

That team lost 7 straight games heading into the All-Star. That team had never had a winning season. That team had no believers in the national media.

We were excited about breaking the 70-win barrier.

Elliot Johnson broke Francisco Cervelli's wrist.

Has it been five years?

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