The FRS are finishing out the the last of their 162 game regular season today. Ordinarily these last three games with the MFY would be very meaningful and have every Sox fan (and Yankee fans too) on the edge of their seats, this year it is different. The Red Sox clinched a Wild Card Playoff spot several days ago and the Yankees are not going to the playoffs for the first time since 1993. I am sitting here listening to the broadcast and most of the time I’m not sure who is batting and who is in the field. Not because I’m not paying attention, but because both teams are playing the scrubs.
I started listening to this afternoon’s game, but quit for a bit because I had something else to do, when I tried to reconnect I couldn’t get back to the Boston web site. I couldn’t even get to MLB.com. I guess a lot of people took advantage of the daily or weekend pass for MLB TV and they overloaded the servers.
When I first checked the Boston home page this morning to see what they planned on doing about yesterday’s rain out, I noticed an advert to buy some Red Sox playoff gear. I’m not sure if you can read the hat, but it says “2008 Division Champions.” Someone forgot to check their facts because that ship sailed on Friday when the FRS lost a squeaker to the Yankees 19–8. If you clicked on the link you got to see the gear the Sox really earned, the much coveted “Wild Card” or “I Kissed My Sister” hat.