Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I Want the Sox
Peter Abraham had an interesting question and poll on his blog yesterday. He was wondering whether the fans wanted to face Texas in the ALDS or the Tigers. The implication was that if the Yankees faced Texas, then the Red Sox lost the wild card, while if they are facing the Tigers, then the Red Sox won. It made me think of what kind of ALCS I would want to have. Its likely that we'd be facing either the Sox or the Angels, unless of course Texas wins the wild card. Personally, I want to face the Red Sox in the ALCS. A lot of fans seemed scared of this, probably because of what happened in 2004, but for me, it seems like even if we win the world series, if we do so avoiding the Sox, it just won't be as sweet. No, I say bring them on. Let's have another classic series like the ones in 2003 - 2004 were. If this team is tough and not intimidated then we'll have an '03 outcome. If they're intimidated, then we'll see an '04 outcome, only probably not as dramatic. Either way, beating the Red Sox to go into the world series would be a huge boost, and it would shut Sox fans up for a little while. Emphasis on little.