Friday, September 24, 2004

The (pre) postseason begins

Tonight the Yankees come to town, leading the Boston Red Sox by four and a half games for the American League Division title. With ten games in the regular season left to be played, the arrival of the Pinstriped Menace to Fenway Park brings with it a palpable playoff buzz, as if we've skipped the rest of September and the month of October entirely and gone straight to the World Series itself. Pedro Martinez will take the mound for the Old Towne Team, facing New York's ace hurler Mike Mussina - after a couple of shaky starts, will Pedro be able to regain control and lead the Sox to victory?

The frightening thing is that no matter how this series and the rest of the season goes, Boston is at this point almost assured a berth in postseason play (both Anaheim and Texas are presently six games back for the AL Wild Card). It's like getting two playoffs - but I wonder if can Red Sox Nation hcan andle sitting on the edge of their seats not once but twice this Fall...

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