Thursday, September 20, 2007

Boston strangled.

It's like déjà vu all over again.
-Yogi Berra, New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher



July 8, 1978. The Boston Red Sox lead the American League East division by 10 games. On the final day of the regular season, the Sox and New York Yankees are tied atop the division, forcing a one game playoff. New York beats Boston, wins the division and eventually the World Series.

July 5, 2007. The Boston Red Sox lead the American League East division by 11 ½ games. As of Thursday night’s play, the lead has shrunk to a mere 1 ½ games over the New York Yankees.

Is The Curse of Buckner lurking already???

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2 comments:

Uncle Ben said...

I'm not pleased. But this time there is a difference. Boston will get in to the playoffs even if they choke via the wild card. So the real proof will be in the playoff pudding.

Brad Carlson said...

True, Boston will get in the playoffs. But their fans still want a division title after the Yankees have won it for the past nine seasons.