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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Harvest Moon

Last week's fall foliage report said leaves were just beginning to change. Suddenly this week, we're at or near peak.

It looks like the Red Sox will be eliminated the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays, perennial cellar-dwellers, have somehow because the Beast of the (AL) East. This will be the first pennant they've ever won.

It's kind of annoying that they're doing it with the help of players the Yankees threw away (like Dioner Navarro and Carlos Pena). But I also can't help rooting for them. Who'd have thunk the lowly Rays would climb over the Yankees and Sox and reach the World Series?

It's 7-0 in the 7th now. People are starting to leave Fenway. The Sox are going down with nary a whimper.

The champagne is on ice in the Rays' locker room, and it looks like they'll be using it.

UPDATE: Unbelievable. Shortly after I posted the above, the Sox rose from the dead and won the game in the bottom of the ninth. Bet the fans who left early are kicking themselves.

Well, at least the Rays will have a chance to win their first pennant at home, in front of their long-suffering fans.

If they don't, the Red Sox will once again escape what seemed certain elimination. Grrrr.

posted by BubbaFan, 9:39 PM


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