We opened our New York Times this morning to good news: the Sox swept the Yankees yesterday! Even though the games were relatively meaningless to the boys from Boston, we took pride in our team’s effort, in their fearlessness in halting Derek Jeter’s hitting streak on his home turf in the Bronx. But most of all we are in shock. That shock came from viewing the standings. It turns out that in taking 3 from the Yankees, our team picked up 700+ games(!) on their hated rival. The paper of record does not lie: check out the sports page today, shown above in a clickable thumbnail, in honest-to-goodness newsprint early this morning. Who said there was no hope for our beloved team?! A miracle, I say. A miracle.
You can’t make this stuff up.