October 13, 2004

Positive thinking

Edward Cossette, Bambino's Curse:

If you were a Hollywood screenwriter, could you script this any better? The pitcher who carried the team on Herculean shoulders all season, the guy who was "the difference," the deciding factor in what would finally put the Red Sox over the Yankees falls pray to fate, to injury, and may not pitch again. You've seen enough movies to know what happens next: The others come to bear the burden. So we are set up for a return of Pedro Martinez as the Ace; a reawakening of Derek Lowe, the Guy Fawkes we've burned in effigy all season, rising from the ashes to become a dominant starter for the Red Sox one ultimate time; and Wakefield finally falls into the good graces of the muses who make the flutterball flutter.

Why can't it go like that? Until scripted otherwise, that is the story I'll tell myself today.

Posted by jackhodgson at October 13, 2004 09:03 AM