Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ladies Love The Links

I found so many quality articles yesterday after the Game Four win, and today the Manny Ramirez bashing pieces as well as the "series is over" columns are all over the place. Its interesting to see the many national takes on Manny's now infamous stand-and-watch routine on his 6th inning solo pizza with his team trailing by five. Many go to the "Manny Being Manny" card, other's go to the "he's so clueless, he didn't even know the score" routine. Anyways, tonight should be interesting. Let's hope I get to see at least the last four innings. Work. UGH! All of these years I've been able skirt by without missing any sort of key game has finally caught up to me, at the worst time too. The good news is that nothing is in the way of the World Series. Here's hoping the Cleveland Curse doesn't re-appear and we get to see a World Series here.

The Manny Diaries - Tim Brown, Yahoo Sports

Ramirez: Losing ALDS Wouldn't Be the "End of the World" - Associated Press

There's Only One October Diary - Bill Simmons,

ALCS Moments of Truth - Howard Bryant,

Indians Anticipating Shot at Series Redemption - Jerry Crasnick,

After Day Off, Red Sox Turn to Beckett - Jim Caple,

Boston's Rotation Struggling - Ken Rosenthal,

Indians Will Defy Odds Right into Series - Dayn Perry,

Red Sox Have Extra-Time Off to Seek Solutions - Scott Miller,

Late Games, Lengthy Postseason Unfair to Fans, Teams - Associated Press

There's Winning With Class, Then There's the Manny Way - Todd Porter, Canton Repository

Francona's Out of Order - Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

If They Lose Game, They'll be Blame - Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

The Time is Tonight - Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tonight is a rematch of Game One with Josh Beckett opposing C.C. Sabathia. The Indians want to close it out at home tonight. The fans want to celebrate at Jacobs Field. can you imagine the wild scene that will take place at the Jake? Well Tribe fans, I've got a feeling we will see the dominant Josh Beckett again tonight. C.C. will be better, but the Manny/Ortiz/Lowell triumvirate will be too tough for him. The Tribe bats are due for an off night and I can't shake the feeling that last night's off day was a momentum killer. I picked Tribe in six when the series started and I'm sticking to it. Boston wins 4-2 tonight.

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