Tonight, the Boston Red Sox punched their playoff ticket for the 4th time in 5 years: the Sox beat the Devil Rays 8-6, and combined with a Tigers loss, the Red Sox, no matter what happens in the next week, WILL be in the post season this year.
Down 6-5 going into the ninth, Tek hit a game tying Home Run, and ex-Devil Ray Julio Lugo hit a 2 run shot to get us to the final score, 8-6 Red Sox.
At the start of the MLB season, 30 teams dream of making the post season: tonight, with over a week to go, THIS Red Sox fan can go to bed knowing his team will have a chance for the ring.
As a fan, that's about as much as you can ask for: now, Tito can set the rotation, get key guys some rest, and give his team the best chance to win. All that said, I want to win the division in the worse way possible: hopefully the Yankees will continue to spit the bit.
If they do, great: if not, who cares? The Boston Red Sox are in the post season, and that gives me tremendous hope.
As my friend JET told me in an email: a 2007 Championship would really help offset a long, cold New England winter.