Friday, September 14, 2007

The Last Thrill of this Roller Coaster

The Yankees enter Boston today for a 3 game set with the Red Sox. It's the last real high energy series of the year.

This year has been a roller coaster ride. They started started as low as they could go, started winning and rising up, only to come crashing down. As fans, we've had highs and lows and we've had ups and downs. Now the Yankees find themselves 5.5 games back in the East with 16 games remaining..

They also find themselves up 3.5 over Detroit.

Now, another series against Boston. It's not the end of this roller coaster, because the Yankees finish the season against Baltimore, Toronto and Tampa Bay, and it is important not to overlook those games..

But it is the last, exciting, no-body-knows-whats-going-to-happen twist in this roller coaster ride we call the 2007 season.

These three games have an aura around them. Here in Boston there is a palpable sense of unease (especially after last nights hammer drop on Bill Belichick). But there is also still that 5.5 game lead that they feel is going nowhere. To your face they give the Yankees no chance at winning this series, but talking to them, you sense doubt.

This has the feeling a movie right before its climax. There is the feeling like this weekend will decide everything. It's in the air.

So the roller coaster car slowly approaches the last thrill of the ride, and we as fans sit back and wait to see where it will bring us..

Now lets go Yankees!

4 comments:

Charles L. Wallace said...

Interesting to note the tension and self-doubt so many of the Sox fans are feeling. They say The Curse is dead in much the same way as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz keeps saying "There's no place like home"; wishful thinking meant more to bolster their fragile self-esteem than as any statement of fact. I hope we sweep Boston, both as a Yankees fan and out of curiosity. I believe that if we do, the Sox might just collapse completely and perhaps miss the playoffs. I'd like to see my theory tested :-) Go Yankees!

Anonymous said...

I live in the Boston area too DMan and I think the fans are having a really tough time this year. There is a feeling of pessimism in the air for sure. It used to be that whenever the Sox started to struggle in the fall, they could salve their wounded egos with the beginning of football season and thoughts of the amazings Pats. Not so much this year eh?

Yankees Fan in Boston said...

Charles:

Well, even if there isn't a curse, that just means they flat out sucked for 86 years right?

I agree though, it would be a huge blow to sweep them this weekend. They'd be feeling it for a long time.

Anonymous:

Ya the fans around here were walking on cloud 9 for awhile, but they can tell things are starting to give out on them.

And yup, the great untouchable patriots are suddenly not so perfect anymore. Between this and the Rodney Harrison thing..

mlm said...

The Yankee hitters relaxed last night so they can bury the Red Sox hurlers this weekend.