October 08, 2003

And Now on to What REALLY Interests You




We here at The Rant admit that we care little for baseball, much preferring football to America's traditional pastime. But Gad! the sheer excitement we have witnessed surrounding both the Cubs' and the Red Sox's advancement to the pennant series really makes for an exciting time around here. We were cheering along with the Red Sox fans when they clawed their way back from two down against Oakland.

So we wish both the Cubs and the Red Sox well as they go ahead in the playoffs. We will admit that we are slightly concerned, though. After all, if both teams were to advance to the World Series, we might just consider this a sign that, as in 28 Days, The End Times are Extremely Friggin' Nigh.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 8, 2003 01:01 AM | TrackBack

Last year was good. I was pulling for Barry, mostly because of the possible historical signifigance. This year? Crap, I won't even have time to watch a single game! :o(

But I'm simply pulling for Pudge.

Football reference: one of Randy Galloway's top five reasons why Emmitt Smith cried after Sunday's shameful performance was: "because Pudge is living Emmitt's dream."

Posted by: Kevin White at October 8, 2003 02:53 AM

As a diehard Red Sox fan living in a sea of Yankees ... I admit that the excitement building is intense and, actually, vaguely unpleasant. I will go to watch the game this evening with a bunch of other Red Sox fan-refugees ... It truly is tremendous. A tremendous moment!

Posted by: red at October 8, 2003 10:38 AM

And even better, the Sox won, 5-2.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at October 9, 2003 09:16 PM

But the Yanks have won Game 2. Woo Hoo!!!!! As a lifelong Yanks fan, I would be ok with things if the Cubs ended up winning it all. However, as far as I am concerned, I do not want to see the day the Red Sox win the WS. There is something that is fundamentally wrong with that concept.

Posted by: Greg T at October 10, 2003 04:25 PM

Three words, Greg:

Reverse. The. Curse.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at October 11, 2003 05:27 PM