First Place!

It all happened within an hour. The Yanks, on another fine performance by RJ (the real Unit has arrived over the last month), a save by Mo, and a dinger by Matt Lawton, beat the O’s while the Sox were blowing another lead—choking—down in Tampa. Ships passing in the night. Now the Yanks are in first, the Sox are in second, and SF is heading for the hills.

What a race it’s been. Let’s hope this signals the end of it.

6 comments… add one
  • I’ll say it again, WOO WOO!!!

    john yf September 21, 2005, 10:52 pm
  • Painful to watch, it’s been. i’m not ready to throw in the towel yet, mind you. They said on the radio that over the 30-straight-game stretch, the Sox were 17-12. A win would have made them 18-12, but we all know what happened there (an aside: is Wakefield’s recent run of brilliance causing the rest of the team to redouble their efforts to find new ways not to get him the win? because it’s working…). Anyway, the thing is, considering they’ve played some fairly tough opposition, that ain’t bad. But i’m guessing that the yanks have gone more like 22-8 over the last 30. That’s not necessarily going to last either.
    Goodness knows it’s been painful to look over the shoulder all this time, anticipating the increasingly inevitable gloating that you’ve almost certainly been saving up for a while (boy am i going to get it when next i hear from my gf’s mom). so now there’s no more looking back, just looking ahead. the red sox haven’t been as bad as the results (well, except for Renteria, maybe), for the most part (hell, look at all the hard line outs tonight). does it look good right now? of course not. the yankees make me want to puke. Sorry, i know that’s immature and inflammatory, but that pretty much sums up the way i feel. The feckless, luckless bozos that have shown up the last two weeks get tomorrow off. Hopefully the Red Sox show up Friday in their place.

    rcolonna (sf) September 21, 2005, 11:34 pm
  • The added beauty of tonight was that the Sox lost to the lowely Devil Rays. I seem to recall a lot of derision on the part of RSN on this blog about the many Yankee losses to the DR this season. But not recently! And now they push the Sox into 2nd place. Ya gotta love it.

    bronxborn September 22, 2005, 1:54 am
  • The Sox are going to be like the Secretariat at the Belmont, come October. I predicted the division championship by a huge margin for the Sox in June, I knew it all, now where’s my Polk award?

    A Sox Beat Writer September 22, 2005, 9:55 am
  • the Globe is reporting that the sox are shutting Foulkie down for the season…

    t-sf September 22, 2005, 5:05 pm
  • The Devil Rays at some point recently had the second or third-best record in the AL in the second half, behind Oakland and/or Cleveland. The Red Sox at least lost to a Tampa team that’s playing very well (if they ever straighten out a young pitcher or two, they will be an increasing headache for the rest of the division; pity that no one will ever be there to root for them). But they had no business losing those two games; a team that’s playing well would not have lost those games. As for Foulke, we can only hope that he’s shutting down his mouth, too…

    rcolonna (sf) September 22, 2005, 6:04 pm

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