Thursday, October 21, 2004

The End of a Curse

The Red Sox have done something no other baseball team has ever done. By beating the Yankees last night, the Red Sox erased a 3-0 deficit to win a post-season series. More importantly for the Sox, by advancing to the World Series for the first time since 1986 they have broken the Curse of Bill Buckner.

Now, can the Sox win the Series and break the Curse of the Bambino? Stay tuned to your TV -- but do it with the sound muted. The annoying Tim McCarver and the inane Al Leiter make for unbearable listening.

P.S. I'm a Yankees fan, but that comes second to being a baseball fan. I rejoice in the Red Sox' display of skill and tenacity. Their unprecedented rally to win the American League Championship Series of 2004 ranks among the few greatest baseball "miracles" of all time.