Re: Hope Boston fans become SF Giants fans next 3 days vs Tampa !!!
posted at 8/2/2013 2:52 PM EDT
In response to GoUconn13's comment:
First of all, when the Yankees were in the first place two months ago, we were all worry about the Yankees. Then the Rays got hot, and spent few times in the first place spot, and we were all worry about the Rays.
Really, we cant just worry about which team. We got to worry about the Sox winning these games!! Rays only have three games left against the Sox, but whole bunch of games against the Yankees and Orioles. If you are going to root teams against one team, who know another team would sneak in and win the division. Right now the Sox got to win as many two or three or four games series for the rest of the season. if they do, they will easily win the division.
Biggest toughest schedule of the year is when the Sox goes on the road trip for 16 road games out of 19 games after this weekend. That is the most important stretch of the season. Sox need to play very well in these two and half week stretch. If they do, they will start to push teams in the AL east division back further!!!
You are absolutely correct that it is most important we worry about continuing to win as I am not suggesting that by rooting against competing teams, we back in. If the Rays lose 3 to the Giants and we lose, God Forbid, the next 3, we are still 2 games ahead in the win column but I'm talking about putting more distance between us by us winning more and them losing more.
And you are correct too that if we root for NY to beat Tampa or the Orioles or any combination of them to beat the other, one could could sneak in to challenge us but the SF Giants would only be a threat if we met in the World Series and they ain't going to make it !
Also, irrespective where the Yankees are in the Division I root for any team who plays against them. Ditto for any team who plays the Lakers and now the Heat !!! I must admit that my biggest satisfaction is when my Boston teams win but I do get a slight satisfaction when teams I hate lose.