Friday, October 22, 2004


I like baseball and i've kept my ear to the ground as the American and National league title bouts have been going on between New York and Boston and St Louis and Huston.

Political pundits have been hoping for a Boston v Huston to mirror the presidential race, Kerry is from Mass. and dubbya has a stake in the Huston Astros. But this was a pie in the sky hope.

The Yankees quickly got to a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series over Boston and it looked all over as the wunderkinds of baseball strode to another World Series berth. Bostonites started gnashing their teeth and wailing about the curse of the Bambino. The Red Sox then went on to win the next four games and take the title stunning just about everyone, including themselves. No team had ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to take a postseason series. Now the Sox have. Boston should be feeling proud.

In fact they were so proud the immediately started rioting outside Fenway Park (the home ground of the Red SOx) trashing cars, setting fire to bins and destroying local shops. The rioting also resulted in the death of a student out to celebrate the landmark occasion.

This event has completly tarnished the fine achievement of the Red Sox roster but amazingly has resulted in very little press coverage or outrage from the media. It seems to be only a minor story.

Meanwhile over in the National league celebrations in St Louis have been mild and joyous after the Cardinals got up over the Huston Astros.

My Yankees may not have made the World Series but i know which team i will be backing when games start on Sunday.


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