Monday, August 27, 2007

V Day

A pathetic 2 months since my last post when I complained bitterly about Paul Pierce and the sad state of the Celtics. The situation seems to have corrected itself. Also on June 27th the Sox where 9 games up on the Yankees. Today they are 7.5 games up and soon to be 8 after Mike “The Mess” Mussina gets hammered by the Tigers tonight. I’d like to reenter the blogging world by proclaiming loudly that the Sox have pretty much locked up the A.L. East. A quick look at the numbers shows that if we play 1 game under .500 we’ll finish the regular season with 95 wins. For the Yankees to equal that win total they would have to go 23 and 9 in their remaining 32 games and their pitching staff simply isn’t good enough to do that. I won’t talk too much smack because I think the Yankees are quite likely to win the wild card. And with a team that has underperformed mightily and with a top three of their rotation Clemens, Pettitte and Wang they are not a team you would want to face in a short series. Add to that the extra motivation they would feel playing a Sox team that completely emasculated them 3 years ago and it gets a little scary. But for now I’m just going to enjoy our first A.L. East title since I was still in college and celebrate Steinbrenner’s empire looking like Shelly’s poem.

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away