Friday, October 09, 2009

OK, deep breath

Alright this sucks.

The mighty Red Sox have scored 1 run in 2 games.

To put that in perspective, I could dig up the entire 1918 Red Sox squad, throw THEM on the field and they'd nearly match the '09 squad's output.

Beckett and Lester were the keys and they both let up 3 run innings that were their undoing.

So here we are again... in '86, '99, '03, '04 and '07 the Red Sox were on the brink of a humiliating defeat only to come back each time. (In '86, '99 and '03 of course the season ended with frustration at the hands of a New York team, but the earlier rounds brought the glory of the Hendu homer, Pedro's no hit relief appearance and Trot's walk off.)

So is it going to be one of THOSE years?

Or is it going to be like the '88 team? Or the '90 team? Or the '95 team? Or the '98 team? Or the '05 team?

Teams that made the playoffs but were out of it before you could say Tony Graffanino.

I said all this in 2007.
I said all this last year.

I'm saying it again THIS year.

And at 9AM west coast time on Sunday, we'll find out what kind of memories we'll have for this team.

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