We haven’t seen a day like today since October 15, 2001

OK, who is playing in the NLCS.
We have no clue at this point.

It could be Brewers vs. Phillies.
It could be Diamondbacks vs. Phillies.
It could be Brewers vs. Cardinals.
It could be Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals.

And we will find out by the end of tonight. For the first time since October 15, 2001, both Division Series of a league are going the full 5 games.

For the first time in 10 years the right to go the LCS is basically a one game affair.

In 2001, like this year, there were actually 3 game 5’s.

The Diamondbacks and Cardinals played a thriller that ended with Tony Womack’s walk off hit in the bottom of the 9th, making Curt Schilling a complete game winner.

The Mariners, who won 116 games that year, forced a fifth game after coming from behind and winning the 4th game in Cleveland. Jamie Moyer out pitched Chuck Finley to give the Mariners the 3-1 win.

In New York, just 2 days after Jeter’s flip to Posada, the Yankees looked to come all the way back from the 0-2 hole. They fell behind in the game 2-0 but an error by Eric Chavez put the Yankees up for good in the third. They would hold on to the 5-3 win.

Who will be the heroes tonight?
What will the match up be?

One team playing tonight will have home field advantage in the World Series eventually.
Two teams will become obscure playoff participants.

We’ve been waiting 10 years for a night like this.

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Don’t gloat today, Red Sox fans… just grin

Hey fellow Red Sox fans… do me a favor. Stay off the Yankee message boards today.
Don’t write on Yankee blogs and don’t gloat.

Yeah the Yankees did a faceplant and couldn’t take advantage of having Verlander rained out to only one start. They stranded a 25 man roster on base last night and A-Rod is back to being a goat.

Trust me, I understand. I LOVE the sight of the Yankees staring from the dugout with the collective “How did it get to here?” 1,000 yard stare.

It’s great.
I’m reading all the articles breaking down the Yankee’s disappointing ending which are all basically the same article that has been written EVERY fall since 2001 with the exception of 2009.

I’m watching the clips.

But I’m not gloating.

The Red Sox did an epic collapse and couldn’t make the playoffs.
The Yankees collapse wasn’t epic. It was more of a whimper.

So yeah, it takes a little of the sting out knowing that there won’t be ANOTHER parade in New York.

But that’s not reason to gloat.
Just grin and revel in a little Schadenfreude.

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