“Technology Team really is our business philosophy…The team is the customer, service providers, cabling companies, movers and us. We are the team leader and pick up the responsibility to produce the results the customer requires.”
Fort Worth Business Press Sept.-Oct. 2009
In 1919, Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees. Prior to Ruth leaving Boston, the Red Sox had won five of the first fifteen World Series, with Ruth pitching for the 1916 and 1918 championship teams. In the 84 years after the sale, the Yankees played in 39 World Series, winning 26 of them, twice as many as any other team in Major League Baseball. Meanwhile, over the same time span, the Red Sox played in only four World Series and lost each in seven games. This unfortunate period of time, to Bostonians and Red Sox fans alike, has been coined as “The Curse of the Great Bambino”.
In the season of 2004, it seemed like the curse was eternal. The Red Sox met once again with the Yankees and lost 3 straight games in the American League Championship Series, including a 19-8 massacre at their own home, Fenway Park, in Game 3.
As Game 4 slowly commenced to the bottom of the 9th inning, the Red Sox found themselves in despair once again trailing 3-4 in the last embers of the series. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera shared the pre mature pride in victory along with the rest of his teammates, and incidentally, walked his first batter Kevin Millar. After replacing Millar on the field and securing a stolen base, pinch-runner Dave Roberts dashed to home after an RBI single from third baseman Bill Mueller tying up the game. The game was won on a 2-run home run in the 12th inning by David Ortiz.
Sequentially, the Red Sox won the next three games, and became the first Major League Baseball team to win a seven-game postseason series after being down 3 games to none. The Sox then faced the St. Louis Cardinals, the team to whom they lost in 1946 and 1967, and won in a four-game sweep, breaking “The Curse”.
In terms of sport analytics, key players stepped up and made contributions that changed the overall outcome of the series. Curt Schilling pitched an infamous, yet successful Game 6 with a torn tendon sheath in his right ankle. By the end of his performance that day his white sock was soaked with blood. David Ortiz hit 6 homeruns, with 3 of them being in the final Game 7.
Breaking the curse was not an easy feat. Time proves that. But who is responsible? Notable players like Ortiz or Schilling? Was it the new manager Terry Francona that gave the Sox new hope? Or was it the consistently loyal fans from Boston who stood by the team’s side when they needed support the most? In fact, it was a combination of all.
Just like The Boston Red Sox, Technology Team LLC makes its top priority working in a team effort to produce substantial and intended results. Sure, an employee, colleague, or customer can integrate an idea or solely contribute an asset to one of our various relocating projects, or in which ways we develop our procedures. That being said, the cohesive team work of each individual within team is what makes a end result production possible. We pride ourselves in being a team-working organization, and believe that no matter what “curve ball” is thrown, we have a lineup who can knock em’ out of the park!