Monday, October 22, 2007

THE BOSTON RED SOX ARE 2007 AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!

They did it! They did it going away!! A close 3-2 ballgame turned into an 11-2 rout, and the Boston Red Sox are 2007 American League Champions. They will face the Colorado Rockies in game one of the World Series at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. Sounds sweet, huh?

Daisuke Matsuzaka gutted through 5 innings, giving up single runs in the 4th and 5th innings. Tito pulled him after that 5th and in came Hideki Okajima to pitch the 6 and 7th. At the time the score was 3-2 good guys. Papelbon came on and pitched the 8th and the 9th, securing the third victory in a row for this team that loves to come back against all the odds.
The batting stars are many....the team collected 15 hits in a savagely balanced attack, with Youkilis and Pedroia at the very top of the batting order collecting 3 hits apiece. Pedroia also had a pivotal 7th inning two run home run to make the score 5-2. This came a half inning after James Lofton was inexplicably held up at third on a single that hit the jutting-out portion of the wall in short leftfield. He would have scored and it would have been 3-3. But nooo. That was just one in a series of Cleveland miscues in this wonderful and wonderous series. Josh Beckett will be the game one starter Wednesday evening, as the team we love to love tries to conquer to world. And you know what? I think they will. Don't get me wrong-the Rockies are a very tough team on an incredible streak, but the Sox are running on all cylinders, hitting the ball and getting good starting pitching and superlative bullpen work.

Click on the title of this post for the Hartford Courant's Jeff Jacobs and his Monday morning sports column. The Title? "These are not our fathers' Red Sox." No, they're not...they're built to win, they're a team in the truest sense of the word, and they're ALL ours! They love each other, and we love them. Congratulation guys....we love you so very much. See you Wednesday.

9 Comments:

At 10/22/2007 11:30 AM, Blogger Ian said...

Woohoooooooooo!!! I know you weren't ready for the season to end as I wasn't either.

I'll be in right field for game 1. I can't wait.

 
At 10/22/2007 12:40 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

Party!!!

 
At 10/22/2007 3:50 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

4 More Games & it's TOTALLY OURS

 
At 10/22/2007 5:12 PM, Blogger Gerry said...

Can't wait to see Pap's act after a WS victory!

 
At 10/23/2007 9:16 AM, Blogger Faith said...

Congrats Guys !!!!!!

You know what is really really sad . . . The Baltimore Sun Sports Section Front Page, is all WHINNING about Kevin Millar throwing out the first pitch for the game. They never even say that you won.

No wonder our team sucks with whinney obnoxious fans like that.

It is just sad, sad, sad here.

Good Luck agin Colorado. Don't let them "Boulder" you over, LOL

 
At 10/23/2007 9:18 AM, Blogger Faith said...

OH, and Suldog. Do Not Party, till the series is over. That was the biggest thing about Boston when I lived there, all the durn teams (Bruins, Celtics incl) would lose it at the last minute, cause they celebrated too soon and got fuzzy. LOL

 
At 10/23/2007 9:35 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Wow Ian, you're going!! Congrats!!!!! Hey Sul, I'm ready for that! Michael, sounds sweet, doesn't it? And Gerry, how could he improve on that twice seen unique dance of his. As long as he's lights out on the mound, he can do anything he wants. And I wore my PAPELBON FIRE shirt this morning, and people notice that fire red tee with the best reliever in baseball's name on it. In big letters!
Faith, long time. Thank you! And when Sul says PARTY and when it's time to go nuts are two different occasions, but I can't speak for him. He's my friend, he's the best, you should visit his blog. It's on my link list. He writes so very well.
Everyone, on this Tuesday morning, I thank you for the great comments. We're coming close to a time that doesn't happen often in the life of a Red Sox fan(atic). Ya gotta love it!!!!!!! As I love you.

 
At 10/23/2007 11:18 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

Yessss!!!! What a series and Sunday celebration. To quote a former pitcher and update it; Look at this, American League Champions again, oh my goodness. I tell you they (and I mean mostly Colorado), are saying Boston is steeped in history and tradition, which they are, but it also now seems that the Sox have made a little more history and even broke a unknown tradition. It's been 90 years since it was a short time between World Series appearences. Mainly we had to wait 10 to 20 years before they got this far again. Not anymore.

 
At 10/24/2007 7:00 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Christopher, ENJOY!!! it's THAT day!!!

 

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