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October 17, 2003

I Believe

Watching Game 7 last night between the Yankees and the Red Sox, I almost gave up. Being a Yankees' fan, it was tough watching them fall behind 4-0 and not being able to do much with the stuff that Pedro was throwing. But then I remembered, "This team (the Red Sox) will find a way to lose," and sure enough it happened. The game was unbelievable and if you didn't care who won it was VERY exciting, but I realize that many people did care who won, and if you are not a Yankees fan, then you probably always pull against them.

I find the talk of the "Curse of the Bambino" to be interesting in terms of bar conversations, or a look back at all the bad luck that has fallen on that organization, but I don't know that I really believed in it...........that might have changed for me after last night's game. I was in Boston on a trip in 1986 when Buckner let the ball roll through his legs and while there was IMMENSE disappointment, there was also an air of, "I knew this would happen." Perhaps this was present again last night, and while the disappointment was still apparent, so was the attitude of, "We knew we would lose, we just didn't know how." Honestly, I hated it for Wakefield and for Red Sox fans in general, and while I'm glad my team won, I would have been pulling for the Sox if they had made it to the World Series. Those players have been conditioned for 85 years to lose and are in the middle of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Perhaps the curse will be broken when they put together a team that is too young to understand that they shouldn't be winning.

Posted by Woundwort at October 17, 2003 09:17 AM | TrackBack
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