On to Tampa Bay

The Red Sox win!

They beat the effing Yankees 6-2 in the wild card game. We now move on to the division series against the Rays. Game one is Thursday in Tampa Bay.

1978 reaches out from the distant past and high fives 2021. Suck it, Bucky Dent.

Starting Lineup

The Red Sox have released their starting lineup for the wild card game.

No J.D. Martinez. He screwed up his ankle Sunday by tripping over a base while running out to his position between innings. That’s what I read at least. I knew he hurt himself during the game. I did not see it though. I’m really hoping that isn’t what actually happened. I’m really hoping I read that in the onion without realizing.

No Chris Sale. Makes sense, but I thought he might be in the bullpen after only pitching a couple of innings Sunday. Does this mean the Sox aren’t all in? No, I don’t think so. Even if he was available, it’s unlikely he’d pitch. Make room for someone who actually might appear. Also, he’s coming off a massive surgery and he’s got about a billion trillion dollars left on a three year deal. I get it. Finances. It’s a business and all that shit. I get it.

Pretty much every sports pundit in America is picking the Yankees tonight. It’s the smart pick. Screw them though. Go Red Sox.

We’re about four hours away from the first pitch. Are we hyped? Oh yeah. We hyped.

1978 Revisited

The Red Sox and the Yankees both won. Toronto and Seattle have been eliminated.

The wild card play in game is Tuesday at 8:00 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.

Unlike the last time these two teams met at Fenway for a one game play off, Bucky Fucking Dent will not be starting at shortstop for New York. Praise be to the Fenway gods.

Whichever team comes out on top on Tuesday will win the honor of getting slaughtered by Tampa Bay.

Go Red Sox.