Friday, October 5, 2018

The greatest rivalry in Baseball

Chris Lynch points out that tonight is the first Red Sox vs. Yankees playoff game since the epic series in 2004.

For those what aren't baseball fans, in the October 2004 series the Red Sox had lost the first three games of the series against the Yankees and were down by a run in the 9th inning and looked like they were finished - but then they rallied to win in the 12th.  They went on to squeak out wins in the next three games, most colorfully in Game 6 with pitcher Kurt Schilling giving a solid performance even with a hurt Achilles tendon.  Pitching through the pain, this is the famous "Bloody Sock" game:

The Sox went on to win game 7, becoming the only team in history to come back from an 0-3 deficit. St. Lewis didn't stand a chance against the fired up Sox and were swept in four games in the World Series.  It was the first World Series that the Red Sox had won in 86 years.

So expect a great series - While the Sox won a franchise record 108 games this season, the Yankees won 100.  Remember, there is more drama in a single baseball post season than in all the Superbowls in history added together.

This will be fun, as The Queen Of The World is becoming a bit of a Sox fan, and this will be the first Sox-Yankees post season match up that we've watched together.


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