Red Sox – Yankees… Lennon – McCartney… sometimes the hype is justified

In a strange way, I guess it is appropriate that American Idol is doing Lennon and McCartney songs at the same time the Red Sox and Yankees are playing.

You can try and be cool and say that the Beatles are overhyped… but then when you think about the total tonnage of great Lennon and McCartney songs that exist, you realize that maybe the hype is justified.

American Idol did a whole night of their songs… and they barely scratched Sgt. Pepper and Rubber Soul.

And lo and behold, the Sox and Yankees get everyone who isn’t a Red Sox or Yankees fan mad about the hype. But look at what we got! Three games, all with late lead changes, all up in the air until the end.

Sorry rest of the baseball world, our rivalry is just better.

Now Red Sox… get your act together… and DON’T LET ME DOWN!

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The Nature of the Beast

Admit it Sox fans… when Victor Martinez hit that home run off of A.J. Burnett, you had images of a clean sweep going through your heads.

And when Youk was on second with nobody out, you thought 8th inning rally.

Heck when Scutaro (sp?) doubled off of Rivera, I even thought I had the blog post topic set: Redemption!

But alas, another memorable (if sloppy) Red Sox/Yankees game goes to the other side.

And sadly I must update the tally.

DODGED A BULLET GAMES – 1

April 4 – 9-7 win against Yankees (On Opening Night, the Red Sox overcome a 5-1 Yankee lead with a game tying HR by Pedroia and a go ahead passed ball.)
TEETH GRINDER GAMES – 1

April 6 – 6-4 loss against the Yankees. (Scutaro’s error leads to the winning run.)
Break even.

I wonder if there will be 162 teeth grinders and dodged bullets combined.
No blow outs or no “no brainers”.

I wonder if a season like that would give me a heart attack.

Let’s not find out.

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