Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Vintage Pedro

Yes, with volcanoes erupting, a series of hurricanes crashing around the globe, and war in the Middle East, the Red Sox have taken three games in a row in the World Series and look for the sweep that will stop Yankees fans from holding up signs that say, "1918" on them or pictures of Ruth.

Of course, and a co-worker and I discussed this yesterday, the Sox don't want to be an answer to a trivia question--who was the second team to lose a playoff series after going up 3-0? You could just see the story: The Red Sox became the first baseball team to rally from a 3-0 deficit and win it, but unfortunately the second team to do it beat them in the next series.

I'll tell you, the outlook is very good for the Sox, and like Mike was saying, all the breaks are going their way, and it's not surprising anymore. They have won 7 in a row in the playoffs, a late-90's Yankee-esque feat. And tonight they face the dwindling Jason Marquis who has not been impressive in the postseason at all. The Sox put now-confident Derek Lowe on the mound. The stars are aligning. I hope they can dispose of the Cards tonight, because the last thing the Sox need is the other team believing.

One more, people. "Where will you be?" as The Day After Tomorrow slogan went earlier in the year.


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