Thursday, July 19, 2007

Only a matter of time...

The Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry is the best in all of sports. It's a fact so seldom disputed that the mere thought of challenging it puts you on the short bus to "di-duh-di" ville. Its another fact that blow-outs don't sell tickets. Have you ever seen the 9th inning in a 16-1 beating of the Blue Jays over the D Rays? No! Everyone left the stadium, changed the channel to a repeat of Seinfeld, or passed out from sheer boredom.

It was only a matter of time before the Yankees came back to make it close. As much as Boston fans would love to finish the season 15 games ahead of the Yanks and the rest of AL East (there are other teams in our division if you forgot), it just doesn't make sense for the sport of baseball. They need this rivalry for the mullah. They need each game to matter so every swing and miss, every ball in the dirt and every pop fly to the catcher keeps you swearing at the tv and not change the channel to Will and Grace (Jay I'm talking to you). It keeps ratings up, stadiums full (for any respectable team anyway) and fans of all teams interested in a sport where 1 out of 162 doesn't seem like that big of a deal.

So as a red sox fan now only 7 games ahead I say lets make it close...let the yanks get the wild card and lets kick the shit out of them in the playoffs!


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