Friday, April 24, 2009

Going to the Red Sox/Yankee game today

Not me, but these Georgia boys are off to the game..........
and of course, rooting for the right team!
The Red Sox had a dry spell right after opening day, but now they seem to have found their mojo and are having a bit of a winning streak. Not to jinx them or anything, but we hope they continue doing whatever they are doing as they need a lot of games in the winning column to catch up and take first place in the division. The Yankees come into town today and while they aren’t doing much better, maybe even worse, the rivalry between the two teams is legendary and always makes for great entertainment. And, of course, everyone on the east coast will be watching all weekend for sure……… except Donald, who will be elsewhere, looking at model trains. Where are his priorities?
The New York Yankees–Boston Red Sox rivalry is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in American professional sports. For more than 100 years, Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees of the American League have been intense rivals. Historically, the Yankees have had far more success. However, since the Red Sox' victory over the Yankees in seven games in the 2004 American League Championship Series, the rivalry has changed to a different direction, as the Red Sox have won two World Series since that time.

Post Game 1:
Well, it took 11 innings, but a walk off, out of the park, home run by Kevin Youkilis clinched the win.
Red Sox 5, Yankees 4..........
Post Game 2:
Red Sox 16, Yankees 11 (in 9 innings, but a long one: 4 1/2 hours long)
And so far, no one behaving badly....... Hope it continues.
Post Game 3
Red Sox sweep the Yankees in the final game.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 1.....
"Sometimes it's not just good things, but extraordinary things.
Ellsbury's steal of home with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning came against Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte. "
Now it's on to Cleveland..........

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