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October 19, 2008



What a game by Beckett.

How could the TBR not be seriously wounded after the last 11.5 innings?

Lester can do it. Lester can do it and the team will back him up with runs.



I get the sense that every baseball fan has thought, all along, that a) Tampa Bay has been extremely lucky with their success, and that b) it was only a matter of time before they showed their true colors as the fundamentally last-place team we've always known them to be.

That said, I can only hope that Red Sox Nation, or whatever they call a bandwagon team these days, will just accept that they will win this series, and will win the World Series, and accept that they're a good, well-paid-for team and it's not out of the ordinary for a good, well-paid-for team to win three games in a row. That way, we can put this brewing 'epic-comeback narrative' to bed before my head explodes.

I mean, really -- as you obviously know, I'm a Yankees fan, and it was good for the Yankees to miss the playoffs this season, as it'll be good for them to lose for the next 7-8 seasons. But if I have to deal with McCain-Palin coming back and winning this election, along with the Red Sox branding themselves as comeback kids all within the same year -- essentially two horrendously wealthy organizations pretending they're scrappy underdogs -- I really don't know if I can go on in that kind of world.

Anyway, sorry I missed you guys at Nick's show -- I really, really, would've loved to be there. The fact that I can't get my shit together to make it to Boston once every few years is just ridiculous.


It was good. You're right - the Rays have to be back on their heels a little bit after the past two games.

Bill - two things:

1) It's good baseball. Thursday night's game was some of the best of baseball. Drama, talent and just plain old-fashioned luck. Maybe the Sox aren't your favorite team, but come on - you have to admit it was an exciting game. It can't only be exciting when the Yankees are in it.

2) It's only baseball. You sound kind of depressed. At the end of the day, no matter how much we love our respective teams, it's just entertainment.



Of course it's only baseball, and of course the Red Sox's comeback makes for terrific baseball. And, certainly, none of the postseason really actually matters, except within that realm of lunatic fandom that occupies .00000001% of every baseball fan's brain come October. That's the part of my brain you're reading.

For me, this has nothing to do with the Yankees missing the postseason -- absolutely nothing. It's just that I live in Massachusetts, and every year the Red Sox do anything in the playoffs, half the town gets burned down by the fans, and a bunch of college kids get maced by the cops in my yard and pee in my driveway. I don't know why my yard specifically, but I'm just saying. I mean, imagine if you lived in Long Island in the 90's, and were subject only to the YES Network. Have you watched CenterStage or Yankeeography? It's completely ridiculous.

The election, however, is something entirely different. That I'm actually kind of anxious and discouraged about. But whatever -- I'm not going to corrupt a baseball blog with politics.

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