As I write this post, the Red Sox are leading the Yankees 9-3 in the top of the ninth inning in the deciding game of the American League championship. Given their long and storied history of losing, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if the Red Sox still find a way to blow the game, but their odds look pretty good. If I'm not mistaken, Houston will play St. Louis for the other spot in the World Series in a day or two.
This opens up an interesting possibility: if Houston and Boston both make the World Series, then this might well be the first year in which the two main contenders for president come from the home states of the top two teams in baseball. If so, then we could be in for a lot of really annoying news stories comparing the worlds of politics and sports... (For that matter, I'm already getting tired of all the Boston/Kerry comparisons here in the Boston press.) The political consequences of the World Series will probably be trivial whatever happens, but this could just make an annoying campaign season even more unbearable.
[More substantive posts to come, but it's going to be a busy week for me.]Posted by Ed at October 20, 2004 10:42 PM