Monday, September 17, 2007
Dear Red Sox Nation
Remember 2004? Yeah, I know it seems like a long time ago: especially after giving the Yankees 2 gifts over the weekend and watching 103 year old Frank Thomas do his best Reggie Jackson impersonation tonight by hitting 3 HR's.
But 2004 DID happen: down 3 games to none, the Red Sox DID IT. They won it all. Because of that, none of us should be freaking out and looking for the tallest bridge we can find just so we can jump off of it.
How about this?
It's what most considered the turning point in '04: Tek pimp slapping Arod and sending us down the road that eventually ended with winning our first World Series in 86 years.
As I type this, the Yankees are winning 5-2 vs the Orioles: if that holds up, come the end of tonight the Red Sox will have a 3.5 game lead. I won't know until the morning: as of now, I'm on "avoid all baseball news until Tuesday" mode. For all I know, Slappy and Jeter are streaking around Yankee stadium while Torre stands on the top step yelling about Yankee pride.
I'm done for today: my team is in first place with less than 2 weeks to go. Until I'm told otherwise I'm just going to assume all is well. I can go to bed safe in the knowledge that no matter what happened tonight, it's ours to lose.
I know that Josh Beckett is the baddest mofo stomping around a pitchers mound this year. And I know that sometime, most likely Wednesday, Manny Freaking Ramirez will be stepping into the batters box again. More importantly, I know THIS.
So do me a favor: Keep the Fair.