October 10, 2003

Yankees square the series: with a 6-2 win. Seven of Boston's first nine batters reached base, but they could only score one run. [New York Times link]

posted by kirkaracha to baseball at 01:50 AM - 11 comments

well we knew it wasn't going to be a sweep! ;) i feel confident now that they are home for 3.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:40 AM on October 10, 2003

OK, I think the Sox may take 2 of 3 at home, send it back to NY, where Pettitte will win game 6, then it'll come down to game 7, Pedro-Clemens in Clemens' final start, where he'll throw the complete game shutout and win the game 1-0, a storybook ending to his career and something that people will talk about for years. OK, that's just the ideal scenario that I'm hoping for. Actually I'm sort of hoping the Yankees just win 3 in a row so I don't get as stressed out. :) Clemens will either get bombed and leave in the 5th or pitch extremely well, 1-2 runs against. I don't really see a middle ground. Pedro will be Pedro, I just hope the Yankees can solve him.

posted by Bernreuther at 09:04 AM on October 10, 2003

my prediction: boston, where baseball dreams go to die. this time the yankees dreams die.

i'm starting to get the sox fever al ittle bit. there's something about these guys. they resemble a construction crew about to lay some cement down. a bunch of rugged mofo's....and what's up with the hugging going in the dugout? there's no hugging in baseball.

posted by oliver_crunk at 10:25 AM on October 10, 2003

I don't personally like the Red Sox, or the Yankees for that matter - but I've definitely interested in seeing a Sox/CUbs WS. That'd kick ass. I can't believe that the Sox have made it this far with the arms that they have. They only have a couple of star pitchers with wicked stuff - and one of them (Kim) is not even on thier roster for the series. Team of destiny? For their sake, they better be. What the hell is Junkball John Burkett still doing pitching for these guys? If Lowe could stay out of the bullpen until late in the series then a Pedro, Lowe and Wakefield rotation. Though, my gut tells me that a Suppan start (show 'em the lefty) wouldn't be an awful idea.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:34 AM on October 10, 2003

Oliver, ther sure is something about them. that's why the scare the shit out of me. They've got the unity that the 98 Yankees had, the bats that the 27 Yankees had (ok, not quite), Pedro, and what seems to be incredible luck so far this post season.

posted by Bernreuther at 11:41 AM on October 10, 2003

The thing about this team is, they are such a team. From the ownership to the batboy, everyone is on board. Theo, following his team, shaved his head because "We're Winning Ugly Together". They aren't afraid of anyone. They are especially not scared of the Yankees. They've got a lot of spunk. They don't give up even when they are down. They like each other. They are good guys. The ownership is likeable. The GM is respected. They're dirt dogs.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:15 PM on October 10, 2003

If everyone's on board, then how come the 'Kim incident' happened?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:46 PM on October 10, 2003

Jgirl - your getting a little whimiscal - it's only game 3.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:48 PM on October 10, 2003

If everyone's on board, then how come the 'Kim incident' happened? What he did wasn't right and I don't know why he did it. But on the field, he's tried. Not sure what you mean by whimsical, mcsmokey. i just have faith and a lot of pride that the team got this far. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 02:07 PM on October 10, 2003

They've got a lot of spunk. heh heh she said "spunk"

posted by msacheson at 07:45 PM on October 10, 2003

damn you. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 11:21 PM on October 10, 2003

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