10/25/2004: As I said earlier....
Of course the odds would shift (and the odds will probably shift again, especially since I can't see the Cardinals dropping two in a row at Busch Stadium), and as of yesterday evening the BP Postseason Odds Monte Carlo Simulations are saying that the Sox have a 71% chance of exorcising the Curse of the Bambino.
For some reason I feel strangely sedate about that possibility. I'd rather see the Cardinals win, of course. But the BoSox have been my favorite AL team for quite some time (the mortal enemies of the hated Yankees can't be all bad, can they?), and Fenway Park has been for certain my favorite AL ballpark, and one of the front runners for my favorite ballpark period, ever since the summer of 1981, when a bunch of us from the Naval Legal Service Office, Newport, RI (where I was serving a summer internship as a Navy Judge Advocate) took the afternoon off, and ran up to Boston to attend a Red Sox Game (this is where I had my first kielbasa in a bun, which was A Red Letter Day in my life). Boston was where my second ex and I spent a good part of our honeymoon, and it's a wonderful city, full of history and that certain New England charm; I hope I'll be lucky enough to get back there, preferably soon.
So all in all, if the Sox win, I'm not going to be clinically depressed. Less than happy for a while, but not suicidal by a long shot.
I just hope that the Cards can even the series, and for Gawd's sake, play better than yesterday.
I don't ask for much.
Len on 10.25.04 @ 07:32 AM CST