20 October 2008

Missed it by THAT much

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
It's only fitting that I end the Red Sox blogging season with a photo of Papi since I began the season with David Ortiz. The only exception being that instead of inspiring as the king of cool, after a lackluster injury-riddled season, he had struck out. Such is the game of baseball. After getting 2 more games than previously anticipated, our Sox were limited to one run in last night's 3-1 loss to the 2008 American League Champions, the Tampa Bay Rays. (Gulp, that sounds very odd and looks even odder in writing!)

But that's the reality of it. The Rays played like they have played all season. They have finally earned the respect of the American League, doormats no more. 10 years after their inception, they have earned their way to play in the World Series. My hat's off to them.

That doesn't mean I'll be rooting for them in the Series; I know where my loyalties lie. The Phillies will crush them in 5 games.

Thank you, Boston Red Sox for a fantastic season and for putting up a fight to the end.


Ted D said...

Redbeard, it was another great season. Gotta tip your cap; the better team, for now, won.

And I'm with you; GO PHILLIES!!!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Bunch of baseball newbies down here sincerely thought I would be rooting for the Rays now. Keeping in mind that I disliked them long before this season, that was almost like assuming I would root for the Yankees. I'm for Philly -- they wear red! ;-)

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