We’re not sure how YF so badly missed the boat on this one, referring to the Giants and Eagles’ "rivalry" in the previous game thread as opposed to our two cities’ respective teams (this isn’t Yanksfan vs. Philsfan, at last check), who are going tete-a-tete this afternoon over in New Jersey. No matter what, we were happy to see that the Sox have earned at least a respectable (though meaningless) split, lifted again by Big Papi and his 49th home run. Tonight, if he plays, Papi will take his hacks at the club record of 50, set by Jimmy Foxx, and it would be a bright spot in an otherwise dark September. Joe Torre looks to trot out Ron Villone again, hopefully turning a reliable regular season reliever into post-season chopped liver. And, we suppose Derek Jeter will be playing, trying to extend his overhyped, garden-variety hitting streak: talk to us when he gets closer to Nomar’s career high, ok?
Use this as your game thread to track the Sox and Yanks’ nightcap.