Staring out my window at work, the Boston sky line is dark as rain and wind pelt an American flag atop a building across Fort Point Channel. It’s past 5:00 o’clock, meaning summer hours are over. Soon I’ll have to hustle home, wrestling morons on the subway, only to find a dinner of baked beans and hot dogs. Then I’ll have to drink and “be fun.” Life’s a drag. At least we’ve got a great weekend of sports ahead.
The RED SOX and yankees are squaring off tonight, the beginning of a three game series that will ultimately decide if the Rays or yankees win the AL East crown. Daisuke Matsuzaka against Andy Pettite tonight. I’m going to try to go to Sunday’s final game of the season — rumor has it Mike Lowell is going to be honored by the SOX. Then we’ve got the Ryder Cup going on, and the singles matches on Sunday are must-see TV if it’s at all close. Finally, the Patriots are taking on the Dolphins on Monday Night Football — a game that will certainly tell us a lot about the Patriots.
My predictions? I have a sneaking suspicion that the yanks are going to wipe the SOX out, but I’m going to predict that the SOX take 2 out of 3 from the yanks on pride alone. If the Rays can handle the Royals at all, that should be enough to keep the crown out of New York. The Pats will lose to Miami in a good game, and the US will get crushed in the Ryder Cup by the Europeans.
I told you things were looking bleak. Or maybe winter is just fast approaching.
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