September 01, 2004

Happy day

Today is the textbook definition of a good day in Redsox Nation. The Sox decisively defeated their wild-card opponent, Anaheim, to move 2 1/2 games ahead in that race. And the Yankees lost 22-0, their worst defeat ever!

Gordon Edes, Boston Globe:

There was also this: the most delicious piece of scoreboard-watching in recent memory, the one in which the person behind the green wall kept replacing the metal numbers next to "CLE," the team above the "NYY." First, there was a "6" after the second inning. Then a "9" after three, a ridiculous "15" after five -- and still more! -- a "16" after six, and a history-making, can-you-believe-it "22" in the ninth, mocking the "0" next to "NYY."

Just like that, the Yankees' lead, on the first day of September, is only 3 1/2 games, the Sox in only 16 days lopping an astonishing seven games off what had been a seemingly insurmountable 10 1/2-game edge. Fasten your seatbelts, Nation, for what is promising to be one of the wildest rides in the 103-year history of the Olde Towne Team.

Posted by jackhodgson at September 1, 2004 08:44 AM