Last night was a Bones and House doubleheader night for my house – as Tuesday nights have become now. Of course, during commercial breaks, FOX plugged Game 1 of the World Series. The first time this happened yesterday, and FOX highlighted the teams in the game, my wife turned to me and said “Oh, that’s right. This must be killing you” (referencing that the Red Sox were in the World Series).
My answer to that was “Not really.”
And, I mean it.
Don’t get me wrong here. I don’t like the Red Sox and I would be happy to see them lose the World Series. I would be thrilled to see Schilling, Beckett and Dice-K get pounded by the Rockies – Papelbon too.
But, if Boston won the Series, I would not be heart-broken. Perhaps it’s because they already won in 2004 and the “1918” thing doesn’t apply anymore? Or, maybe it’s just because I realize that the Red Sox are a very good team? They won the A.L. East. They beat the Angels and the Indians in the playoffs. They deserve to be in the World Series. They earned it. No one handed them anything. Therefore, if Boston wins a ring this year, you have to tip your cap to them.
I think most Yankees fans should feel this way about the Red Sox being in the Fall Classic – with a good chance to win it. What ever happens, happens – and it’s no skin off our nose. Or, am I the only one that feels this way?