Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Playoff Reflections, Day Seventeen: Indians One Away from the World Series; An Ode to the Rockies...

Well, the Boston Red Sox are in trouble as they are now down 3-1 to the Cleveland Indians.

Indians’ right hander, Paul Byrd, once again came through in the clutch; pitching five strong innings where only allowed two runs and struck out four. Once again, Cleveland had a huge inning, this time in the fifth, as Casey Blake started the fun with a home run.

They would soon knock Tim Wakefield out of the game and that coffin was nailed shut for the Red Sox by Jhonny Peralta’s three-run homer.

Peralta’s homer was the second for him in the series.

Despite an amazing display of back-to-back-to-back home runs by Boston’s Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, they were done in Game 4.

The Red Sox season may come to an end tonight as Josh Beckett needs to have another amazing game, and the Tribe counters with C.C. Sabathia, who has struggled in the playoffs.


Meanhwile, what can you say about the Rockies?


Right now, they are the biggest story in sports and most of America is starting to get to know the team.

I don’t know how they have won; nor do I care, It’s an awesome story and we can be on the verge of history here. It looks like they have built up the team right and has players you can root for, starting with Todd Helton, Matt Holliday, to Troy Tulowitzki all that way down to Jamey Carroll.

It seems like they cannot do anything wrong and have a new hero, each and every day.

It’s too bad that TBS and MLB decided to put their games well after 10pm on the East Coast (where I live), making it near impossible for anyone to watch. Just a shame.

I have decided to join the bandwagon and root for Colorado, just because I want some new blood & I am starting to like that team a lot.

The Red Sox are great, but they have already won a World Series and frankly are closer to the Yankees than most would admit; the Indians, good team, great stars, but I have no emotional investment in them (nothing personal to fans of the Tribe).

It’s nice to see in that part of the world that the Rockies are now relevant in October, and for now, the Broncos may have a back seat.

If you have a moment, check out the Denver Post and some of their cool pictures of the celebration, their fans and of the games itself…

Crazy stuff.

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