October 20, 2004

Let It Happen

The Yanks have already set one negative record, allowing the Red Sox to be the first team ever to pull even after being down 3-0 in a series. So why not fold up completely?

Reversing the traditional roles of the two teams, it is the Yankees who must now contemplate the potential consequences of a historic collapse. It is the Yankees who must bear the burden of proof concerning character and choking in tonight's Game 7. If the Yankees should lose, and be forced to watch the Red Sox celebrate on their hallowed home grounds, it would surely rank as the most galling moment of George Steinbrenner's overbearing ownership.

I am truly ambivalent about who wins this series. I dislike the Red Sox only slightly less than I do the Yankees. But if you love the game, you must admit that they have been playing great baseball.

Posted by dan at October 20, 2004 10:05 AM