Wednesday, October 20, 2004

MAYBE THE RED SOX AREN'T SO PATHETIC

We'll see tonight. Game 7. If the BoSox are able to pull this miracle off, well, it'll be one of the most shocking, biggest upsets in the history of sports. No team in major league baseball history has ever come back from 0-3 down to win ANY series. If the Red Sox do it--- against the hated, evil Yankees--- it would be like turning gravity on its head, or something. But a lot of people rooting for the Red Sox need to see it to believe it. This could well be the ultimate setup to break the hearts of the Red Sox Nation yet again.

Clearly, though, Yankee fans are deeply worried. I tuned into WFAN radio from New York last night and the Yankee fans calling in were all ready to commit themselves to the nearest hospital. They are mortally afraid. Many are still confident, they say the Yankees always find a way to win the big game. But these Yankee fans know that if the Red Sox win tonight they will NEVER be able to live this one down, blowing a 3-0 lead of all things. Mad Dog Russo even called into Joe Benigno's show and he thinks there's some big karmic thing going with the Red Sox, that this may finally be the year. Joe was speculating that maybe, just maybe, the Red Sox needed to stare the abyss in the face, down 3-0, in order to finally End the Curse. (Of course, if the Sox beat the Yankees tonight, the Curse would not be over. They'd still need to win the World Series, where they could be meeting their old pal, Roger Clemens. Hows about them apples.)

I'd love to see it happen, the Sox beating the Yankees tonight. It would be spectacular. But I'd need to see it to believe it.

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