Five Games With The Yankees....A Look Back At The Last Five Game Set
This from today's Globe. And a comment from your's truly afterwards.
"The last time the Yankees came here for a five-game set, in 1959, the Sox swept all five."
**Peter here, and yes, that was 47 years ago. I wasn't around, the club was mediocre, but I thought a little history might get our hearts and souls working overtime. In anticipation of the historic (?) four days to come. Taking 3 of 5 makes sense. Taking 4 of 5 is what my heart is telling me. A sweep?? Here we go....ready? Wishful and wonderful thoughts of late in the game on Monday, having already won the first four, fists pumping and the sell-out crowd standing, pleading for Paps to finish off our hated enemy, with a 3 run lead and two outs in the ninth. The count...2-2, 2 outs, bases empty, Paps looking so strong. Feel the energy. The crowd, the Fenway Faithful, is as one. Oh mercy! And the pitch............on the outside corner for a game ending called third strike, and a sweep by the first place Boston Red Sox!!! As Jackie Gleason used to say, "How sweet it is!" NORTON!!! TO THE MOON, ALICE!!
I can dream. And you can dream with me. Hope the smiles were there when you were reading. I did my best. My very best. And the smiles are my reward. So I thank you. And I love each and every one of you, my readers. What would I do without you?