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Five years ago today…

October 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

Two Italians who I had never met ran around in my front yard with me screaming their heads off and drinking champagne. Never gets old!

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Since 1918…

October 10, 2009 in Uncategorized

20 of 23 playoff series the Sox have been in have either ended up in a sweep or gone the maximum number of games.

If this trend continues, here’s hoping no brooms are involved.

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“That was the best game I’ve EVER been a part of..”

October 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

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Direct quote from Orlando Cabrera after last night’s game.

Really, Orlando?  Have you forgotten Games 4 and 5 of the 2004 ALCS already?

Quibbling aside, that was an all-timer last night.  Seemed like the wind was taken out of the Metrodome baggie when the Tigers put up that 3 spot, but they sure fought back.  What didn’t that game have?  Clutch home runs, great defense, all the drama you could ask for…

So are the Twins merely a sacrificial lamb for the mighty Yankees?  Probably…but maybe they have a little ’2007 Rockies’ in them.  They enter the playoffs hotter than a pistol; maybe the momentum from last night combined with Sabbathia’s usual playoff performance and the Twins could possibly take 1 of 2 in the Bronx.  I think they have a shot if they can go back to Minnesota with a split.

I’ve had a soft spot for the Twins for a long time…as many of you know, the former Red Sox AA team in New Britian, CT became the Twins AA team in 1995.  I’ve seen a lot of these Twins play in the minors over the years, so I’m definitely pulling for them regardless of the fact that they are playing the Yanks.

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Bring on our playoff bitches!

October 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

Actually, I’m not a huge believer in past seasons having too much affect on the present…but you have to admit, Angels/Red Sox playoff history is probably recent enough to play on the minds of some in the Angel dugout. Can they get the Sox monkey off their back?

I don’t think so.

Unless Beckett, Lester, AND Buckholz spit the bit (sure, he had a rough last outing, but I’m willing to average out how the year finished for him), I don’t see this series going more than 4 games.

And there is no doubt in my mind that the Yankees win their first playoff series since beating the Twins in 2004.

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