We got what we asked for ...:
For a person who bragged I would ‘half ignore’
the Sox until they got to the World Series, I sure went overboard yesterday on the Sox. Did I really write all that crud? I’m getting tired of my own hate schtick, though I must admit I’m superstitiously sticking with it. It does
seem to be working. I’m just glad more people are dumping on the curse, the cute sentimentality etc. ... So bring on the Yanks.
Win ugly. Win with class. Doesn’t matter. Just win it.
-- Reader No. 1 chimes in:
"Notice how much Sox fans are keeping themselves in check this offseason? It keeps me from citing too loudly how Friday night could be a watershed moment in Boston baseball history. God bless Papi Ortiz, but for me the highlight was Foulke striking out Anderson and Glaus with the bases loaded in the top of the 9th -- guts and guile, because he sure doesn't have the fastball. Even the kids are cautious; a rally was suggested for this past Friday at the local elementary school but it didn't happen.
"I think you still gotta like the Yankees in this series. Their pitching staff is obviously weak, but alas, they 'find a way to win.' I think it comes down to the bullpens. The Sox did a great job (until Friday) of jumping out on the Angels and keeping them down. Maybe Derek Lowe is the secret weapon?"