Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Deja-vu, all over again!

Well, it almost seemed inevitable, but once again the Red Sox and Yankees will meet in a best-of-seven series to decide who represents the American League in the World Series. That can only mean one thing, it's go time! Yankees vs. Red Sox, New York vs. Boston, The Evil empire against Red Sox Nation, Clean-shaven Metrosexuals taking on Scruffy "Idiots". For baseball, it's a beautiful thing. And although, as a life-long Sox fan, I was rooting for the Twins in the LDS, I knew it wouldn't be the same if they didn't have to go through the Yankees. If anything it should be a good or at least entertaining series. First off, these teams have split their last 64 meetings right down the middle. The benches have cleared on a number of occassions. and if that's not tantilizing enough, there's a good chance you'll get to here either Tim McCarver or Steve Lyons announce the games. Dare I say, "Jackpot!"
But the reality of it all, is this really could be the year. This could be the year the BoSox do indeed "Reverse the Curse". On paper they're a better team at about 2/3 of the positions in the field. Now sure, "on paper", doesn't always translate to real life. And sure I've been saying, "this could be the year", every year as far back as I can remember. In fact, I think those were my first words. But this series the Red Sox are actually the favorites in Vegas. FAVORITES! Against the Yankees! Now Yankees fans are not exactly shaking in thier boots or anything, but they have to be somewhat nervous, whether they admit or not. Of course the way the Yankees fans tell it, not only have the Sox not won in 86 years but they have been dominated by the Bronx Bombers. Well not recently.
As I already mentioned they've split the last 64 meetings. The Sox took the season series by an 11-8 margin. The last time Boston swept a postseason series where the clinching game was at Fenway was, you guessed it, 1918. This of course, for those of you living under a rock for your whole life, was the last time the Red Sox were the World Champions. Now again all this means nothing, really. It's what happens on the field that decides the series. Red Sox nation knows that all too well. After all they are the ony team in baseball to be one strike, yes ONE FRICKIN, GALDARN strike, away from winning it all and not coming away with it. And I can't forget Aaron "Bleepin" Boone, partly because the highlight is shoved down my throat by Fox and ESPN at any chance possible, and partly because it haunts my draems. But the signs look good. The Yankees bullpen is very weak and their starters have been suspect most of the season. Even, Mr. Automatic, Mariano Rivera has struggled with the BoSox lineup, blowing two save this season alone against them(He only blew four total during the entire regular season.). Although Yankees fans won't admit it, they must be a tad bit nervous that this could be the year the Sox take down the Evil Empire. Rivalry, feud, whatever you want to call it, it's on, and should be another wild ride!

6 comments:

  1. Willie Moe, it's the most wonderful time of the year.

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  2. Your weblog is delightfully entertaining.

    (Especially when drunk.)

    If you didn't guess, this is Jaime. From work. (Duh!)

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