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Red Sox win! Yankees collapse!

You'll have to forgive me for taking a night off to celebrate Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star.

Honest to God, this is an excerpt of an email I sent to my family after staying up Sunday night to watch Game 5:

"[A]fter having seen the Sox being mismanaged, battered and bruised; inexplicably seeing Derek Lowe yanked in the 6th; having seen Mike Timlin in said inning give up 2 runs with not a single ball leaving the infield; after seeing countless Sox opportunity wasted inning after inning; with unhittable Mariano Rivera pitching an impeccable inning of relief, going into the 9th inning, I had an odd thought:


And I have to brag, since I was right! Here we are! If you didn't know before I was also a member of Red Sox Nation, you know now (although "Lehigh Football Nation" is a pretty good hint).

O, how I've waited for this day. The Yankees - the only team ever - ever! - to blow a 3-0 series lead! What an epic collapse! Could it be the curse of Ramiro Mendoza?

Who's your daddy now?

Should I write-in David Ortiz for president on election day? Maybe Curt Schilling? Terry (gulp) Francona? 4 more games in Fenway, starting on Saturday! I love this team!

I'll have the Bucknell preview done tomorrow morning! I promise! But tonight belongs to the Red Sox!


Anonymous said…
It will be particularly pleasing for us phrustrated Phillie fans to see the Cardinals win their next game. Then we can sit back and watch Schilling, Francona, and Rolen and dream of what should have been. Boston fans have nothing on Philadelphia fans as far as frustration.

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