As Lenny Kravitz once averred, it isn’t over until it’s over, but after beating the formerly mighty Yankees four straight to overcome a 3-games-to-none deficit for the first time in MLB playoff history, and now winning handily the first two World Series games against the dangerous Cardinals while MAKING FOUR ERRORS IN EACH GAME, the long acursed Sox – 1918, 1918, 1918 – have the look of a TEAM OF DENSITY, er, DESTINY.
The Cardinals have been a Jekyl-Hyde team so far in the playoffs, winning only one away game, but they have been unbeatable at home, so I’ll hold off making any grand proclamations until we see how the next game goes, in St. Louis with the Card’s best pitcher so far n the playoffs, Jeff Suppan, starting. But at this point the Sox look like a juggernaut.
And Curt “Frankenstein” Schilling, with his bleeding bionic ankle, looks like a Hall of Famer even though at almost 38 he only has 184 career wins due to injuries earlier in his career. He is a postseason monster (NLCS and World Series MVP awards), has had his three best seasons in the last four years, and could go another five years, a la former-teammate Randy Johnson. If he can get the victory total well into the 200’s, he should go to the Hall.
And speaking of the once mighty Yankees, check out our own Steve Silver’s assessment of “The Coming Yankee Meltdown” here.