Tuesday, August 22, 2006

And Now, WE GO ON.........

The 2006 version of the 1978 Boston Massacre is over. The two years are now forever linked in infamy. The four games back then are still fresh in my memory. You see, I was in Boston for all four games, and I was sitting in great seats for two. I know. Wow. Thinking back gives me the chills. Baseball chills. We were shocked, not surprised, at the number of runs scored by that team from New York. And the season was irrevocably altered. To be shattered by a single October game on a sunny afternoon in what was once friendly Fenway. 1978. A fly ball sure to be caught as Yaz looked up. And the wind, with a sudden but subtle gust out to left. Yazs' knees buckling, and we all thought that the worst would be the ball scraping that green expanse. But.....no....... An otherwise great year. Changed during that massacre. But we stood strong just to get into that playoff game. That Bucky "F"ing Dent game.
That was long ago. Our Sox find themselves waking up in California, far away from this weekend's memories. It's time now. Time to pick up the pieces and mold them into something resembling normalcy. I know they can do it. And I also know that the always tough Angels stand in our way. Angels? How fitting is that!


At 8/22/2006 9:42 AM, Blogger Julie said...

you're right. going far, far away from fenway is exactly what we need right now.

At 8/22/2006 10:17 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And we never give up until the numbers prevent us.

At 8/22/2006 12:15 PM, Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

This series will be just a footnote to history and nearly forgotten when the Yankees do their usual early exit from the playoffs this year. What in '78 would have been also had the Sox won the playoff game that October 2.

I wasn't impressed at all with the Yankees pitching this weekend. Their fans can jump for joy all they want, but their team has serious pitching problems. It's just that the Sox' is more severe.

What bothers me most about this weekend is that the Sox could easily have won three (maybe four) of these games. They got stomped on in '78, weren't in ANY of those games.

A huge difference between the two.

At 8/22/2006 12:18 PM, Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

I meant to finish that first paragraph by saying: "The 1978 four game sweep would also have been a footnote if the Red Sox had won that playoff game."

At 8/22/2006 12:38 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi there..and I'm still emotional because of your heads-up. For the WTC Court TV special last night. Something we ALL should see, as tough as it was. I cried. And that is just fine.P

At 8/23/2006 1:29 AM, Blogger BS Memorial said...

If any of you think the Yankees aren't the best team in the AL, or at the very least close, you're just rose-colored glasses fanboys. Give me a break- they're an excellent team. With an offense like that and Mussina/ Johnson/ Wang in a postseason series, please don't give me the tired "they'll make a pretty quick postseason exit" routine. They're a great team. Just fucking admit it.

At 8/23/2006 6:53 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

BS, I have admitted it. Numerous times. They're playing great baseball. Not the best in the league, but close. Sometimes your comments seem like they're from a bitter old man whose team bit him on the foot. Or somewhere else. Lighten up...IT'S A GAME.


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