Red Sox fans say they're due, but Yankees have the ghosts
Posted: Wednesday October 20, 2004 6:16PM; Updated: Wednesday October 20, 2004 6:16PM
The Red Sox will win. The inevitable has arrived. The Yankee mystic is one of the most overrated phenomenas in sport and the law of averages bode well for the Red Sox. The thing that I worry about the most is that most of the Yankee fans act like they are on work release from Rikers Island. They will need a lot of police to keep them off the field after the Red Sox show them who daddy really is.
The Red Sox may choke, but not until the World Series. And by that time, the Yankee embarrassment of losing four straight games to the Red Sox will have sunk in.
I think it's about time for good to triumph over evil, quiet confidence over smug egotism, fair play over cheating. Go BoSox! Make them damn Yankees eat condor-sized crow and give 'em a blemish they'll never live down! During last night's game you could tell the Yankees were frustrated and worried. They're tighter than an overwound watch spring and tonight they are finally going to be the one's to get Punk'd.
Listen to the two cities give reasons why each will win. New York says things like "the curse" and "the stadium". Boston says things like "heart" and "willpower." Due to the worn out players not only in the bullpen but at positions too, heart and willpower will prevail tonight. And heart and willpower are two free agents not even George Steinbrenner's money could sign.
If there is such a thing as ghosts then the ghost of Mickey Mantle will be the one to call on tonight since Game 7 lands on the mighty Mick's birthday. As far as who will be the next blank "Beeping" blank, that man will be Tony Clark. Why Tony Clark? For starters he is the only man on the Yankee roster with the name fit for it since it's only three syllables long, just like Buck-y Dent and Aa-ron Boone.
C'mon, it's the Yankees. How many times have the Yankees been in a pressure situation? How many times has Boston had a great lineup only to be defeated by the Empire?
The momentum is clearly in Boston's favor. Besides, we're due!
The Yankees and George Steinbrenner have been buying championships for years, picking up more and more gutless fair weather fans as they go along. Not this year. The Red Sox have a better pitching staff, a more well-rounded lineup, a better defense (ask Bill Belichick, he'll tell you that defense wins championships), a better bullpen, a better attitude and, above all, a better heart. The Bambino is no more. Red Sox win, 7-4.
Yankees will choke on their billfolds.
If New York wins, congratulations to Metro New York. If Boston wins, congratulations to the world. Go Sox!