10/27/2004: Gem o'the Day, World Series bonus edition:
Peter Schmuck, Baltimore Sun: Don't laugh now, but Cardinals have Red Sox in a dangerous position
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals have the Boston Red Sox right where they want them.
The Cardinals stumbled all over themselves last night and fell three games back in the 100th World Series with a 4-1 loss to Pedro Martinez at Busch Stadium, which should mean - if a century of baseball history is any indication - that they won't be having a parade around here anytime soon.
Except that this just set up the ultimate worst-case scenario for the Red Sox, who are now in a position to remove any doubt that the Almighty really is disinclined toward them.
No team has ever blown a 3-0 lead in the World Series, but imagine what it's going to be like in Boston on Saturday when the Cardinals have crept back to 3-2 and gimpy Curt Schilling stands in the way of an apocalyptic Game 7. They don't make that much Prozac.
Len on 10.27.04 @ 08:26 AM CST