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October 20, 2004

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Speaking of Mythic Grandeur

I’m not even that much of a baseball fan, but if you’re not into this you have no soul: Down three games to zip in the American League championship, the Red Sox rallied back against the Yankees, and now the series is tied.

The final game is tonight.

This would be amazing no matter which teams it involved. But Red Sox vs. Yankees is extra-epic because of the Curse of the Bambino.

Also, Sox pitcher Curt Schilling was bleeding at the ankle as he pitched Game 6.

Everybody knows blood gives you +10 mythic points.

So come, join the West as we marvel to Game 7 at 8 p.m. EST. Bask in the drama over at Diary of a Red Sox Fan. This is straight-up elves vs. orcs.

Posted October 20, 2004 at 4:52 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Society/Culture


Did you see any of the game? It was fantastic, and made a lie of instant replay in football, or at least proved why baseball is a better game than football. Twice during the game the umps conferred and reversed questionable calls on the field, both times in favor of the Red Sox (in New York no less), and both times the replay demonstrated to home viewers that the umps were right. You know what that takes? Balls. The fans in the stadium (Yankees fans who didn't have the benefit of instant replay, and who wouldn't have cared anyway) were furious, to the point that the umps demanded cops in riot gear along the first and third base lines in the ninth inning to keep fans from rushing the field.

And Curt Schilling's bleeding ankle? Totally shades of The Natural. +20 mythic points for not just being bad ass, but invoking classic Robert Redford baseball movie.

Posted by: Gavin on October 20, 2004 at 08:52 PM
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