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October 2004



Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

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It’s been awhile since I have had the desire to post something new on the site. I apologize for that, but I think all writers in the Cubs blog army will tell you that when the season is over, it gets extremly difficult to be positive and write. The team was nothing but a disappointment to me, so I would like to take the time to talk about the current state of affairs of the ALCS. To be honest, all four of the remaining playoff teams disgust me, but none more than the Yankees and Red Sox. Now I know a lot of Cub fans would love to see the Red Sox win it all so their curse would finally be broken. Me? No way!!! The Boston Red Sox are and always have been my least favorite team in all of baseball. I can’t stand the team, the players, the media, or the fans. All they do is whine. Have you ever noticed this?

The Media – When the Cubs got Nomar, all the talk in the Boston media was how bad of a person Nomar was. How he was a team cancer and a liar. Nomar goes to the Cubs and immediatly has a smile on his face. I watched some Red Sox games before the trade, and never did I see a smile on Nomar’s face. The fact of the matter is, Nomar was unhappy in Boston this past year and wanted out. He was hurt by the way the organization treated him. So, rather than paint the beloved Sox out to be bad guys, the Media decides to trash Nomar till the bitter end. Show some class guys. Ever think about the fact that it wasn’t all Nomar’s fault?

The Fans – These are the people who annoy me the most. They strut around like the Red Sox are the best team in the world. They feel like the world should be given to them and their organization. When it doesn’t happen, never once is it “We messed up”. Instead, all you hear out of their mouths is “We’re cursed!!!!” Personally, and I know I am in the minority on this one, but I think the curse is a bunch of crap. The fact of the matter is, the Boston Red Sox are nothing more than Choke Artists!!!! Buckner? Choke!!! Dent? Choke!!!! Boone? Choke!!!!

I know what you’re thinking, the Cubs always say their cursed too. Yes, they do. And you know what? They are nothing more than, listen carefully, CHOKE ARTISTS too. Durham? Choke!!! 1969? Choke!!! 2003? Choke!!!! 2004? Choke!!!! I am in no way saying that the Red Sox are bigger choke artists than the Cubs. They both suck when it comes time to get it done. What bothers me about the Sox fans is how irritable they get. I was talking to a Red Sox blogger, who will remain nameless out of courtesy, and I asked him before game 2 started if he considered the game a must win. I was not trying to rub the loss of game 1 in, I simply was trying to gauge his feelings on the importance of the game. What was his response to my question? “Just let me watch the damn game man. If they win, they win. If they lose, they lose, and there is not a damn thing I can do about it.” Sounds a little uncalled for but maybe that’s just me. I wish Red Sox fans were just a little less uptight.

So now the Hated Red Sox are down 2-0. Shilling is most likely out for the year, and the Yankees are still Pedro’s daddy. What a wonderful series this has been so far. I can’t believe I am about to say it, but GO YANKEES!!!