Sorry Astros, but it's over

Down 3-0 in the World Series, the Astros stand no chance of coming back to beat the White Sox.

Originally Published: October 26, 2005
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
Just a few random thoughts on this World Series, while wondering how the Astros could manage just one hit ("Thank you, Jason Lane!") in the last 10 innings of Game 3, and none in the last six...

  • Just how dead are the Astros? As everybody knows, a year ago the Red Sox became the first team in major-league history to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games.

    Prior to this season, there were 21 best-of-seven World Series in which one team held a three-game lead over the other (this includes two Series in which one of the first four games was a tie). In 18 of those World Series, the next game was the last game. In only three of those World Series did the losing team win that next game ... and none of those three teams managed to win another.

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