Thursday, September 22, 2011
I bought Red Sox playoff tickets yesterday
The hot topic amongst the local sports media this week has been whether or not people should even want the Sox to make the playoffs. The theory is that they're so bad at the moment they have no chance if they do get in. Honestly, that's one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. Momentum in baseball is nothing. Remember the 2007 Colorado Rockies? They won 21 of 22 games, including all 7 playoff games going into the World Series. And do you know what happened next? They got swept by Boston. Yes, the Red Sox are playing terribly RIGHT NOW. But that trend is just as likely to end tomorrow as it is to keep going. If the broken bat and ball don't get to Scutaro at the same time; if McDonald doesn't lose that ball in the sun in left; if that Ortiz shot by the Pesky pole is correctly called fair; if Reddick doesn't misplay that line drive to right; and finally if Aviles isn't called out on that non double play last night; if any of those things had happened differently we might not think the sky is falling right now. If the Sox hang on and get in they have just as good a shot as anybody else. I bought playoff tickets yesterday.
posted at 5:25 PM