August 22, 2006
Bronx Bombers Rule !!!
I have not had this much fun following a Yankee-Red Sox Series since 1978.
I remember that series in 1978
It was 28 years ago that the Yankees came to Fenway in September with a four-game deficit and left tied for the division lead -- a series remembered in baseball as the "Boston Massacre." New York, which had trailed by as many as 14 games, won the AL East in a one-game playoff settled when Bucky Dent's popup settled into the net above the Green Monster.
My best friend who for some unknown reason is a Sox fan calling me during that 163rd game and all he could say in tones of pure astonishment was "Bucky Dent"
Now all they have to do is not roll over dead during the next 5 weeks and the penant is in the bag. With any luck that will lead to a subway series. I think though this might be the Mets year but I will never count the Yanks out.