Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Red Sox - 2008 ALDS Game 1

Well it is that time of the year, another October has arrived and another Red Sox team is among the "eight" looking for the ring. For the 5th time in the last six years the Sox, the team that I watch on a daily basis has a chance to bring home another trophy proclaiming them World Series champions. The road this year has been long and hard with visits to two countries and numerous injuries, surprises and of course disappointments. Still, they are going to play at least three more games while twenty-two other teams will be watching or playing golf.

Let there be no doubt, this team has a chance to make an inedible stamp upon this decade. One more championship will mean that they have won three with no other team with even two championships. After 2003, if you had told me that the Sox would win two championships following incredible comebacks in the League Championship Series, one a historical once in a lifetime comeback and would be looking for their third and a repeat championship this year I would have called you crazy or at least wondered what you were smoking.

Decades of frustration and wait until next year are over; this team has a chance to make their own history. There is only one October, that is only one October in every year and it is upon us. Let the games begin!

Predictions –
Sox in 5 (if Beckett was starting tonight I would have said 4).

Rays over the White Sox in 4 games

Cubs over Dodgers in 4 games

Phillies over Brewers in 5 games. game recap here.

♊ - Well, let's hope we get some funny hats too.

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