And the "little" in the post title doesn't refer to Grady.
You're watching the game right now. The Sox are getting killed by the Rays. The Rays! And you think they're done. Wake is pitching game 4 and the Sox are down 2-1.
But then you remember that the two teams are "on serve," to steal a tennis term. The Rays have two home games, the Sox one, and that's the score of the series.
And then there's this: the Yankees killed the Sox 19-8 at Fenway in game 3 of the 2004 ALCS, making you believe that the Sox were done. This isn't that bad, right?