Re: I Tip My Cap
posted at 10/31/2013 4:05 AM EDT
In response to nhsteven's comment:
Just like I said in Sept, the RS are the top team in MLB, and clearly bested all their opponents in the PS; they are 2nd to NONE in the cerebral department, with their shifts, hitting, and pitching strategy, similar in talent, and you see the results. Even during the Regular Season, they
1. Toyed with the NYY in Sept
2. Hung a loss on Scherzer, who was at the time, 20-1
3. Took a Series from the Red Hot Dodgers, in LA, who were 44-6 at that point over a 50 game span and hadn't lost a series in 2 months.
4. Had the largest run differential in the sport, and that's playing in the toughest division.
I'm sure there's others.
Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox and their fans. There's no doubt it was well earned. This may be the best RS team I've ever seen. It's even more remarkable given what transpired last year. Me-thinks they'll do it again next year.
The only question is MVP; perhaps they need to split it.
Thank you, Granite State Steven. I grew up jealous of the Yankees and their dynasties. I was envious of the Earl Weaver Baltimore teams and felt slighted growing up as a Red Sox fan. After a while, I felt that our turn would never come. I just wanted to experience one WS Championship to know what that was like.
Our day came in 2004. The Red Sox had finally broken through. Everything I get from here on out is extra, although still special. In the end, however, it's still just a baseball game and seemingly superficial in the grand scheme of things. What's important is the journey itself and the human connections that are created in the process. Your gracious post is a reminder of that.