And that, ladles and gentlespoons, is why the AL > NL. Now you see the difference between Fenway in June during interleague play and Fenway in October during the World Series.
That played out about how I expected it to, actually, except I did not see Pedroia's lead-off homerun coming. Yolo County, represent! I just hope that we aren't wishing that they'd saved some of those runs for the rest of the series...Tonight is Schill vs the rookie, should be interesting.
Don't get me wrong, though, I'm not laughing at the Rockies...I'm more laughing at the National League in general and everyone who was calling them "The Team of Destiny," and saying it'd be the Rockies in 4 because...well, they beat the Padres in a tie-breaker to get the Wild Card, then they got lucky against the Phillies and the Diamondbacks. They were still 90-73 on the season. We were 96-66 and led our division for most of the season. There's destiny and then there's destiny.
Or, as Manny would say, there's Destination.
I'm not counting my chickens. I actually hope we get at least 5 games because I'd like to see Beckett pitch again (and become the pitcher with the most starts in postseason). I'd also really like to see them win it at Fenway rather than on the road this time, if they win. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we beat the Cardinals, but wouldn't it have been just a teensy bit better to win at Fenway?
I did go out to Fenway yesterday, and took some photos, which I will post later tonight. I also picked up some fun posters from various media sources: a big "GO RED SOX" sign from the Boston Globe which is in our office window now so everyone on Bedford Street can see it; I also got two from WBCN that I quite like. One says "We Believe in Beckett" and the other says "
Good times. I can't wait for tonight.