Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's Over.

As the Red Sox's soul-patched, police-escort requiring mascot Doug Mirabelli struck out to end their 2-1 loss to Oakland tonight and put them 7.5 games back of the Yankees, I couldn't help but think of Roy Orbison....

Ok, so it's not the original. (I was going to go with lyrics but found it on youtube instead.) It's from an 1988 TV special, with Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen and friends. You can see them all better in Pretty Woman, which I also found - I feel like writing a 5000 word Simmons-style paean to youtube right now.

The victory also puts Oakland up 7.5 in their division. Suck it, Angels! You will not take my team down again this year.


Blogger Craig said...

So if I have this right, if the season ended today the American League playoff series would feature the Yankees vs. the White Sox and the A's vs. the Tigers.

The Tigers are a smoke and mirrors team, without question. Of course, the A's have usually found a way to fuck up the postseason, but I'd still pick them to win that series.

The Sox are a mess. They went from overrated WS winner during the offseason, to potential juggernaut during the early part, to just-hanging-on down the stretch. The Yankees would demolish them. HOWEVER, the Twins are only 1/2 back, and should probably be considered prohibitive WC favorites. If that happens, expect a whole lot more teeth-gnashing from Yankee fans - the Twins are balanced, deep and real fucking good.

Wed Aug 30, 03:25:00 PM EDT  

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