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  • October 12th, 2009

    Red Sox 6, Angels 7:
    Playing Golf today…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:24 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (5)

    I could go on a long-winded tirade about how Papelbon lost this game, and how it’s his fault the Sox are going home–and probably no one would disagree with me–and yesterday, when I was stewing about this loss, and thinking about what I would write today, that was really how I felt…however, being one day removed from the heartbreaking loss of yesterday’s contest, I remembered some very important things.

    1. One game does not a season make.
    2. The better team won.

    I know, it’s easy to get caught up in the minutia of postseason, where everything in each game is magnified times 1000—But while Papelbon did contribute greatly to the loss of game 3–there is plenty of “blame” to go around for this series…

    The Sox offense was completely shut down in Games 1 & 2–with the team getting ONE run and 8 hits over the span of 2 games-and only batting .158 over the whole series. This has been a grave concern of many of us–the Sox have not been able to hit good pitching–and that was never more obvious than in this series…

    And, while Jon Lester and Josh Beckett, and That Clay Person did OK, they weren’t really spectacular–although with the way the bats were, they would have had to throw 15-inning no-hitters, and maybe still would not have won…

    So am I sad and disappointed the Six are done? Absolutely. Am I surprised? Only in that they were swept–I really thought they would make a series of it…But as in all postseason events, sometimes there just seems to be a team or 2 that destiny seems to help along…

    But the Sox have owned the Angels for so long, so I am glad that monkey is off their back…and frankly, the Angels have a much better chance of stopping the Skanks than the Sox have of late–and I really had no desire to face the Skanks (and listen to the horribleness of Tim McCarver and Joe Buck) for however many games the ALCS would take…

    My hope now is that the Angels pull a 2002 and beat the Skanks to get to the World Series…

    And, once again, my predictions were not ever a bit close–but since the Vegas odds makers predicted a Skanks/Cards World Series, and the Cards were swept by the Dodgers–it seems like I am in good company…

    So, out of the 4 division series, 3 are over, products of sweeps–and the final one between the Phillies and the Colorado Rockies, in which the Phil lead 2-1 continues tonight in freezing cold Colorado…

    So it’s the Angels and the Skanks for the ALCS, and the Dodgers and Phils or Rockies for NLCS, which will start on Thursday in LA.  The ALCS starts Friday in New York…Once the final slot is chosen, I will do my predictions for the series…

    But, until then, as I have done in years past, let’s ranks the viewability (is that a word?) of the World Series, based on its participants. Obviously, since the Sox are not playing, I really won’t be watching all that much, if at all:

    Angels vs Dodgers–while all the games will be held in the middle of the night, I think it would be an interesting series…probably watch some of this one…

    Angels vs Phillies or Colorado–Since I am rooting for the Angels, probably watch some of this one…

    Skanks vs Dodgers–I probably wouldn’t watch any of it, unless the Skanks are getting stomped–but the whole Joe Torre managing the team opposing the Skanks is pretty riveting–and would be so great if the Dodger’s won, despite Manny Ramirez in no way shape or form deserves another World Series Ring…

    Phils or Colorado vs Skanks–definitely wouldn’t watch any of it–and probably ranks up there with last year’s World Series of Boring…

    Coming up: A little less than 6 months of Red-Sox less baseball, as Management gets to decide what to do with Tim Wakefield, Jason Bay, Alex Gonzales and Jason Varitek…

    SIX MONTHS…Oh boy…

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    Playing Golf today…”

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