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  • October 29th, 2007

    Red Sox 4, Rockies 3:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls,
    The World Champion Boston Red Sox…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:47 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Well, that was boring…

    The Rockies, who had some much momentum going into this series, couldn’t get ANYTHING done–hell, the only starter that even got out of the 5th inning was Aaron Hill–and this was the best the NL had? Did the 8 day layoff really booger them up that much? Throughout this whole series, they just seemed to be over matched…

    So there was a poll last night on Fox, asking people to vote on which was the better Red Sox team, 2004, or 2007? About 70% said that this team is the better team. I disagree… The 2004 team had fewer flaws, top to bottom…They also had a shortstop that was head and shoulders above the current one, and let’s face it, the Sox could have saved a TON of money, since all JD Drew is is Trot Nixon, plus $10 million…

    Extraordinarily Random thoughts…

    Why does the NL suck so much? My friend Paul in Boston’s theory is that the AL teams have raised their bar so they can complete with the Skanks and the Sox, and the better teams in the American league. Not sure what it is, but you cannot dispute the facts: The AL has not lost an All-Star game in 11 years, and the AL has won the World Series 7 times in the last 10 years

    I don’t even know what I feel right now–I am happy the Sox won the World Series, but, I really think the true test of the postseason was against Cleveland, just like it was in 2004 against the Skanks–and that they World Series is kinda anti-climactic…

    There was some cool stuff tho: How cool is it that Jon Lester, less than a year removed from cancer, won game 4 of the World Series? Not only was his the 1st Sox lefty to win a WS Clinching Game (OK, I know there hasn’t been than many tries in the last 90 years or so) but he pitched 5 2/3 innings of 3 hit ball, while striking out 3 and walking 3–and he only threw 92 pitches (59 for strikes…) From Jon: “Words cannot describe how good this feels…It’s been a whirlwind year for me. I don’t know when it will sink in.”

    How cool is it that Mike Lowell was the MVP–I cannot think of anyone more deserving–and I am so glad they didn’t pick Manny again (I will always believe that Keith Foulke was the World Series MVP in 2004…)

    How cool is it that the rookie Dustin Pedroia, and the rookie to be (!) Jacoby Ellsbury were responsible for so much of this victory

    How cool is it that Jacoby Ellsbury did not have enough bats during the 2007 campaign to qualify as a rookie, so he will be a rookie next year? Can you say “Rookie of the year for 2008?”

    Can I just say how relieved I am that Big Papi’s knee held out for the year? He will be getting surgery shortly to fix what ails him, and will be ready in plenty of time for Spring Training… And how weird is it to see him at 1st base? Very strange…

    And since the last out was on a strikeout–the ball was placed in Jason Varitek’s back pocket prior to his jumping into the arms of Jonathan Papelbon…so at least we know it’s in safe hands…

    And what about A-Fraud? I don’t think anyone is actually SURPRISED he opted out of his contract with the Skanks–but I think its interesting that they chose to break the MLB rule about press releases during the World Series–cause you KNOW that is where the focus went last night during the game…And I will say it again, the Sox need to Sign LOWELL, not A-Fraud–cause that would be the HUGEST…MISTAKE…EVER…

    And, for those of you who wish to sign the pretition to keep Mike Lowell in Boston may do so here… 

    Coming up: a VERY long winter without Baseball–at least it went as long for the Sox as there WAS baseball…Next up, a very interesting Hot Stove…

    How many days until Spring Training???

    One Response to “Red Sox 4, Rockies 3:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls,
    The World Champion Boston Red Sox…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, well, they did it. We have seen TWO World Series wins in our lifetime. I said earlier that it was a great feeling knowing my children won’t grow up feeling like Charlie Brown after Lucy pulled the football away AGAIN. They can just be fans.

      A GREAT year: thanks for sharing it with all of us via your blog.

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