Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm Not Counting Down

Oh we are so...close. It's the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium, with the Bombers leading the Angles 3-1 in Game Six of the American League Championship Series.

So close to the World Series. It would be the Yankees' 40th American League crown. It would be their 11th trip to the Series in my lifetime - making it the second visit for Sean (the first being in 2003, when he was all of about 20 months old).

But we've been this close, and closer. The trail of heartbreak does exist, even if not in the ALCS. 1981(Dodgers)...1995(Mariners)...2001(not talking about it)...2004 (just a bad dream). This is just since George Steinbrenner bought the team in 1973.

My pulse has mouth is getting dry.

The Phillies await.

The Angels have tacked on a run off the Great Rivera. Three-two, through seven-and-a-half innings.

So close.

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