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!