Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Yes Jack, The Sox Won the Damn Series

I saw this YouTube clip the other day on the "Surviving Grady" Red Sox web site, and I thought I would share this with you. I have to admit,I've never watched the TV show "Lost," which is about a group of survivors of a plane crash on an island in the South Pacific. But this is still a great clip.

One of the main characters is Jack, played by Matthew Fox, and I guess he's a Red Sox fan, as he uses the phrase, "That's why the Sox will never win the damn series" on the show, which is set in September 2004. But on one episode, to prove to him that they have contact with the outside world, a guy named Ben plays him a tape of the Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series.

I love Jack's reaction when he sees it.

Great stuff. Thanks to Surviving Grady:


logan1858 said...

That was one of the best scenes in all of Season 3. It was actually Jack's father who used to tell Jack "that's why the Sox will never win the series" as his excuse for anything that didn't go right, instead of taking responsibility for his actions and taking an active role in changing his life, his father chose to put it all on fate which is why the moment when Ben shows Jack the footage of them winning is so pivotal. Jack is ready to give up and Ben showing him that the Red Sox did indeed win the series reinforced Jack's belief that people do have control of their own destiny. Instead of breaking Jack further as Ben was hoping to do, this actually strengthened Jack's resolve to fight Ben and save his friends and himself. You should watch the show, it's great and Jack brought up the Red Sox again this season to a less than happy Yankee fan. LOL

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks for the explanation, Logan. I know many people who love the show, and Professor Thom's here in NY shows it at the bar every Thursday night.

BTW, I thought Matthew Fox was terrific in "We Are Marshall."

Michael Leggett said...

& I still get choked up over the Call Of The Final Out

Michael Leggett said...

Your headline, evokes memories of "Mets Win The Damn Game, 10 to 9"-a touch of Ol' Murph