A caller into ESPN Radio in NYC today, around 1:45 pm, got me thinking about something.
Last October, when the Red Sox came back against the Yankees in the ALCS, and then went on to win the World Series, from many sources I heard that the win by Boston “erases everything” for the Red Sox (and their rivalry with the Yankees). And, that, completing the comeback in the ALCS, etc., gave Red Sox Nation the reply to knock down any comment about past happenings (such as “1918″ or “Buckner” or “Bucky” or “Boone” etc.).
So, here’s the question: If one ring in 2004 can make up for 86 years of failure, then, if the Yankees win it all in 2005, and defeat the Red Sox in the process, does that “erase” what happened in 2004?
Personally, I would say “no.” But, then, of course, when you transfer the same logic to the win by Boston in 2004, then it means that the comeback, etc., by the Sox last year cannot make up for all the prior years of failing.
However, for those who want to insist that 2004 was some sort of all-powerful “eraser” of all things past, it will be interesting to see how a Yankees win in 2005 (if it happens) will be applied to their grand Yanks-Sox Ledger.
Hey, it’s just another reason why it will be great to see a Yankees win this season – to add another iron to the fire of debate.