Pedroia scores tie-breaking run in Boston's victoryThe Boston Red Sox took 15 innings to gain a win on Friday night over the host Tampa Bay Rays. But win they did after scoring seven times in the top of the 15th, going on to a 13-6 victory.The victory lowered Boston's "Magic Number" for clinching the American … Continue reading Red Sox continue fighting off Yankees, who lower own magic number
The night of October 26th, 2000 was a beautiful, cool but comfortable one in New York City. In the pre-9/11 world of the Big Apple, this would be a far from typical Autumn evening.The 5th game of the 2000 World Series, the last official Fall Classic of the 20th century, was being held that night … Continue reading 21st century dynasty: Why not Phillies?
For any true baseball fan, yesterday's public announcement that New York Yankees shortstop and team captain Derek Jeter was retiring as a professional player is truly the end of an era.For myself specifically, it is yet another reminder that I am getting older too. And it also marks a fantasy baseball loss to me, one … Continue reading Captain clutch ending an era
The Fightin' Phils received a magnificent performance from Cliff Lee, who has been superb throughout these 2009 playoffs, and a "you ARE the man" 2-homerun show from Chase Utley to lead the way to a big 6-1 victory and a one game to none lead in last night's Game One of the World Series.For the … Continue reading 1-0 means a little; 2-0 means a lot
Pedro Martinez. Cliff Lee. Cole Hamels. One righthander and a pair of lefties. Three different levels of experience. All have filled the role of a true 'Ace' for their respective baseball organizations in the past.And now together, these three aces represent the absolute keys to the Phillies repeating as World Series champions.There is much being … Continue reading Three aces are keys to Phils series success