Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I did not post this earlier, even though the thought occurred to me late last week. This team is going to suck us back in. We all "know" they can't make the playoffs, let alone go deep in October with all their issues. But isn't a hallmark of Red Sox teams to give their fans false hope. I just know they are going to get close enough to let people start to play "what-if scenarios." Its inevitable. Maybe the Yankees lose a couple games this week and the Sox head to the Bronx back 5 or if MN and CHI struggle a bit - plus the Sox have 3 more against MN. The whispers will start. If they can sweep, etc. I know, I know, before everyone jumps all over me, I realize it is a silly notion. I'm only saying that noone should be surprised if it happens. After all, this is the life we chose for ourselves. And while 2004 forever changed the balance of power, it appears that it has not changed the dynamics of the team and its nation.