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Monday, October 22, 2007

Another Fall Classic for the Sox

And here we are again. The Boston Red Sox are headed back to the World Series for the second time in four years. Somewhat incredible in a way, but not really surprising. The one thing about the "new generation" Red Sox is people think positive. Since 1999, they have came back from two ALDS series trailing 2-0 and two ALCS series trailing 3-0 and 3-1. That's incredible.

Okay, there may have been a couple disappointments in between, but let's face it life can not be better for a Sox fan. I think that's part of the reason why they have such a huge fanbase now. People like winners and the Sox are winners. I don't care how many games the Rockies have won or that they took two out of three from the Sox over the summer. You can't tell me that they have a chance against them.

I just can't bet against them anymore. It's pointless. Everytime you feel like they're down and out, they come back alive and go on a rampage. Ask Cleveland who was outscored 30-5 in the final three games of the ALCS. As for the Indians, I think they made some giant steps this season. The last couple years people kept talking about them doing something and this year they finally came through. They are still young and I can see them winning the AL Central again. Although, there is a good chance that 3rd base coach, Joel Skinner, will be watching opening day from his couch in the living room.

The World Series starts on Wednesday and I really hope it's a good series. Both teams are really hot, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Also, it will be interesting to see what happens when the Sox travel to Colorado. Who plays first? Who sits on the bench and becomes arguably the greatest pinch hitting option since Kirk Gibson in 1988? The difference between 2007 and 2004 is that Youkilis is a far superior first baseman than Millar. Plus, the guy is hot. Can't wait to see what Terry does.

For now, I'm just going to take in the moment. Boston sports continues to amaze me these last few years. What's the saddest part? I decided to move to California and have missed so many classic moments. Oh well...

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