For those who lived through both, the takeaway from last night's final scene of the Red Sox collapse was: it was pretty bad, but it was no 1986.
Bullshit, says Nate Silver, the New York Times political stats guru who is warming up for the 2012 elections by crunching some painful baseball numbers.
"It’s hard to describe just how epic the Red Sox’ collapse was —
something on the order of [Bill] Buckner’s play multiplied by itself two or
three times over," he writes in this definitive, stomach-turning analysis of the Sox epic fail