Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Indians 6, Yankees 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They did it! The Cleveland Indians actually beat the New York Yankees!!!!!

Now they take on the Boston Red Sox, starting Friday, in a best-of-seven game series. Looks as though I won't be getting to bed before 11 in the next week!

OK, OK, I'm sorry for all you Yankee fans. Really, I know how much it hurts to lose a big post-season game. But let's face it: when you're a Yankee fan, your team is pretty much going to go to the playoffs a few times a decade. Maybe even win a World Series once in a while.

You know the last time the Indians won it all? 1948. That's the second longest dry spell in baseball next to the Chicago Cubs. The last time they were in the World Series, in 1997, they lost to the Florida Marlins, in the bottom of the 11th inning in the 7th game. I watched every pitch. Talk about a heart-breaker.

So let's hear it for the underdog this year, shall we? No one picked them to beat the Yankees. (And by the way, the Yankees' payroll is $200 million. Cleveland's is $62 million. Maybe you can't buy a championship, after all).

Boston, here we come!!


Mom said...

I'm sooooo glad I was awake enough to see the finish!
Now the fun begins. Easterners rooting for a mid-western team!

Dru said...

Congratulations! The better team won. I hope Cleveland beat up on the Red Sox. It will be hard, but you can do it.

Marianne Arkins said...

I'd love to see the BoSox go down. I'm not an Indians fan, but I'm really sick of all the Sox stuff here -- I'm surrounded.

So.. Hey... Go Indians!

Anonymous said...

MUST WE RUB IT IN? Though, I will root for the Indian (and not because I hate the Sox) but because I love the movie Major Leagues with Tom Beringer. Liz

Michael said...

Hmm. I just can't seem find much interest in sports. The rest of my family likes one sport or another, but I'm too much of a geek. But I do like to see the underdog rise up now and then!

Allie Boniface said...

Actually, Liz, I love that movie too. I can't count how many times I've seen it & may have to watch it one more time for luck this weekend~