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Maybe they finally found something to play for. Maybe that’s why everything happened in Boston for the Red Sox the way it did Wednesday night when they hoisted their third World Series in 10 years in Fenway. Sure, it might have ended the “1918” curse of the Sox not winning a title at Fenway, or maybe it was something more.
Something tragic, that was turned into triumph.
If it’s true that sports can heal a city after tragedy, the 2013 Boston Red Sox are living proof. Much like the 2001 Patriots and the 2001 Yankees were after the attacks of September 11.
It seems like... (more)
We’ve all seen or know about Joe Carter’s game-winning home run against Philadelphia in the 1993 World Series that gave Toronto it’s second straight title, we’ve all seen or heard about Reggie Jackson’s three-home run performance in the 1977 World Series, and most have heard about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
Well, for those who have not watched the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, baseball’s 107th championship series has had just about all of that, and then some.
In case you missed it, Albert Pujols became just the... (more)
...yard sprint, or pressing reps from a steel dumbbell. Our heart rates soar during the final two seconds with a tied score or game-winning shot; the pure pleasure of endorphins attacking our brains can keep us from sleeping till morning; and the immense excitement of seeing a Super Bowl or World Series victory often lasts for days, creating a high better than the purest drugs. I watched the Rangers and Tigers opening game. The two days prior had been a bit stressful and tense, so I looked forward to an innocent escape. As game time neared, I felt happier by the second. Things which had... (more)
...The Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians, and the San Francisco Giants.
Edgar Renteria's three-run homer in the seventh inning took the Giants off of that list as the underdog Giants defeated the American League Champion Texas Rangers 3-1 on Monday night to clinch their first World Series title since they won it as the New York Giants back in 1954.
To make Renteria's home run even sweeter, he drilled the homer off the man who was thought to be untouchable, Rangers southpaw Cliff Lee.
Somewhere, Willie Mays smiled and Barry Bonds let out a sigh of relief... along ... (more)
I've definitely been off my prediction game this year. In previous years, I had a really good record. A REALLY good record. Not so this year. But what the heck, might as well continue now that I've started.
The World Series starts tonight. It's the Texas Rangers vs the San Francisco Giants. Two unlikely participants, or unlikely in most predictors minds. But here they are. The Giants back for a repeat appearance and the first time Rangers. Lots of storylines with these two teams. Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses. Both teams beat really good teams to get to the... (more)
...especially baseball, but this time I was completely and utterly wrong.
I said that the Rangers wouldn't beat the Rays. Wrong. I said that the Rangers probably wouldn't beat the Yankees. That the Yankees would somehow come back to win. Wrong. I said the Rangers wouldn't go to the World Series. Wrong. Not only did they get to the World Series for the first time in their franchise history - they did it convincingly. The Rangers are for real and as I said in another article - teams made up of people who've been given second chances are very, very dangerous. They want to win more ... (more)
The Rangers are a special team. Not really because of their play, even though it has been surprising and outstanding, but because of the players who make up their team. They are a team of second chances on their way to their first chance at a World Series.
The Rangers organization kept manager Ron Washington on even after it was revealed he had a problem with cocaine. They stood behind him. They kept him in his job with the Rangers. They believed he could overcome. They took a huge chance. A risk that has paid off in Washington becoming one of those most beloved by his players... (more)
...Boston Red Sox and reigning champion New York Yankees, this division promises to be not only competitive, but more than a two-horse race. The Tampa Bay Rays, just seven months away from what will be a terrifying offseason, are even more talented and seasoned than they were during their World Series run in 2008. Evan Longoria and company will be more than a thorn in the big spenders’ sides: they will be in the thick of things until Game 162. The Rays win the Wild Card.
Baltimore and Toronto tout some of the most talented young lineups in baseball, and while they will... (more)
The Phillies survived a scare last night in beating the New York Yankees and forcing a return to New York for game 6. The final score of 8 – 6 was not a safe lead as the Yankees came to bat in the 9th. After scoring 6 runs in the 1st 3 innings and leading 6 – 1, the Phillies fans had to cross their fingers and hope that their bull pen could hold off the Yankees who scored 3 runs in the top of the 8th inning against ace starter Cliff Lee and reliever Chan Ho Park to tighten the score to
8 – 5. The setting was right for a big Yankee rally to polish off the Phillies.... (more)
All day today I've been asked the same question by seemingly every person I've come across, "What happened to your Phillies?" I give most a straight answer. "Well, they seemed to have forgotten how to hit, and their pitching just isn't what it was last year." To some I just lie and say, "They're just setting us up for a miraculous comeback."
The falsity of my statement doesn't lie in the fact that it would take a miracle for them... (more)
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