Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The PYY World Series Open Thread

The Series opens up tonight. The questions to be answered in Game One are:

Will the Rockies be rusty from the layoff? Or will they take up right where they left off? Will the Sox stay solid after three straight wins? Will they be loose and play like they have the last two games? Or will they fold up?

I have rooted for Boston before, I remember the days of Yaz and how he held that bat way up. It looked so awkward, so unlikely that this guy could hit anything. But hit, he did. In the 67 Series, it wasn't enough to overcome the pitching of the Cards.

This year, neither team is really my team. I like my beloved Angels, who won a few years back, but were eliminated by the Red Sox this year. But, if I had to pick a team to win it, I'd have to say that I want the Rockies because they have never won it. Going out on a limb, I would add to this, I am predicting them to win it because they have looked so damned impressive.

The Bosox have one certified fan (Greg). We all know that. And it may be that we have more. Are there any Rockie fans out there? How about baseball fans in general?

What do you think? (If enough of you want to hash this out in the usual PYY courteous fashion, I'll keep a fresh thread going throughout the Series.)

2 comments:

Greg said...

I was wondering the same thing about Rockie fans - not just at PYY, but in general. When I heard that the Rockies' computers crashed when on-line ticket sales started, I immediately blamed Sox fans. Knowing they won't be able to sit with the millionaires in Fenway, a lot are probably heading to Denver. I bet you hear a whole bunch of "Let's Go Red Sox" in games 3 & 4.

As for the team itself, many are seriously underrating the Rockies. They are a very, very good team. I predict the series goes the full 7, and that the Red Sox will win b/c they can start Beckett 3 times. (Yes, I know I previously predicted defeat in a sweep, but that's the nature of Sox fans. We need to protect our fragile psyche by being pessimists.)

Anyway, what a fun time to be a Red Sox fan!

LASunsett said...

Greg,

//I know I previously predicted defeat in a sweep, but that's the nature of Sox fans. We need to protect our fragile psyche by being pessimists.//

I fully understand. I got the Colts through the playoffs Super Bowl by telling everyone at work that the Colts sucked and couldn't win the big ones. After they proved me wrong against KC I tried it with Baltimore, and to my surprise it worked. It became a joke and I kept it up the rest of the way.

Hell, who know? I may try it Nov 4. ;)