August 12, 2007

Orioles Win On Walk-Off

"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria."
--Dr. Peter Venkman

The Red Sox Nation collectively cringed today, as the Yankees won 5-3 and Eric Gagne choked away an 8th inning 3-1 lead, with the Sox eventually losing in 10 on Kevin Millar's cowboy up three-run homer.

The partly hated, mostly feared Yankees are now only 4.0 GB for the AL East lead, and that means a repeat of last year's Yankees sweep of the Sox could possibly put Boston totally out of the playoffs...again.

If I told you Dice-K, Beckett and Schilling would be starting in a three-game series against the Orioles, and the Orioles hadn't won a series against Boston in 11 tries, you wouldn't expect too much. The Orioles, however, stole two come from behind victories.

Again, I still feel myself rooting so hard against the Red Sox, and more to the point the Red Sox Nation, that I'm rooting for the Yankees. Hence, I give you the wisdom of Dr. Venkman above.

6 Responses:

Dewey said...

It would be great to see the Red Sox miss the playoffs, but I'd rather see the Orioles finish better than fourth place.

It's a sad commentary on the state of the organization that a third-place finish, out of only five teams, would be considered a good year.

J-Red said...

Man, sometimes I just don't know. I'm 26, so 1983 was nothing to me. The high school-era playoff appearances were great (I saw BOTH home eliminations in person), but I'm certainly not spoiled.

seth said...

I hope you do actually know that it's Eric Gagne. Please tell me I'm an idiot for not getting the joke?

seth said...

... and regardless, a GREAT WIN!

J-Red said...

Did I write Greg Gagne? Now I feel old, but at least I got to think of that humongous nose again.

seth said...

Greg Gagne ... a true professional. Eric Gagne ... certainly no Cy Young.

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