- force the issue
- make things happen
- play aggressive
- put pressure on you
- go first to third
- play small-ball
- they bunt
- they suicide squeeze (HAHAHAHAHA)
- and many other corny cliches that baseball writers love to throw out there
And in the end...how'd that work out for ya?? Yes, all of those thigns may be true... but you know what else is true? That team runs into a LOT of outs as well, this was made clear in this series. In addition, the Angels HATE defense...they were kicking the ball around in the infield and outfield like a tee-ball team would.
But what makes this even more sweet for us in Boston was John Lackey's post-game comments. Yes it is true that EVERYONE in Boston loves when someone talks trash about us or doesn't think we can do it... it's what our teams live for...hell, the Pats, Celts and Sox even use that mantra when we're the favorites. Nonetheless, John Lackey saying that they're the better team is beyond comical. I've never liked math, but humor me... if you play a team in the playoffs 10 times and win once, that means you lose 90% of the time. Got that Johnny? 90% of the time, you lose. Not to mention the one win that your team managed to scrounge up wasn't even your win! And that is the exact kind of material that all the teams in Boston feed off of...the rest of the country and the national media just throwing more fuel into the fire. This is why everyone in Boston knows that ESPN is ridiculous. All ESPN's analysts ever do is trash everything having to do with Boston sports and it seems the more we win, the more they hate. Well if that's how it needs to be, I'm sure everyone in Boston would welcome that with open arms.
Alright, time to catch up on sleep from the past 2 nights and amazing games...I suggest you all do the same, because hopefully we have a lot more of those nights left.
The Angry Bostonian