"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Familiar score

Oct. 16, 2004: A date which will live in infamy

When I got back to my room last night and saw the Yankees won 19-8 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in the fall, I was spooked.

19-8.

That terrible score.

Kevin Kernan stole my thunder (I don't want to be accused of plagiarism), saying the Red Sox have won two world championships and the Rays have won the division since. Congratulations are in order for the latter. With the Red Sox loss, the Rays clinched the division. The Yankees, on the other hand, have not gotten out of the first round of the playoffs and will even miss the playoffs altogether this year. Soon after, they announced plans to build a new Yankee Stadium.

Since then, the world has flipped on its axis. Hopefully with this meaningless September victory against garbage pitching, the world will flipped back.

Photographed by: Damian Strohmeyer

2 comments:

CheatorBeat said...

I remember being on a Golf trip to Myrtle Beach with some buddies from Boston when that game happened. They were so pissed off and had basically given up on their Sox. It was an amazingly emotional roller coaster week watching the games with those guys.

Andrew Fletcher said...

What a terrible week that was.

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