This Is For My Boy , Sportschump

This Is For My Boy , Sportschump

Sportschump   aka   Chris   .......perhaps  the  most   vociferous   Red   Sox   fan  there   is  within  the  state  of    Florida   ,  if   not  in    on  the   whole   Eastern   seaboard  .
Sportschump aka Chris .......perhaps the most vociferous Red Sox fan there is within the state of Florida , if not in on the whole Eastern seaboard .

Boy oh boy I don’t think that there’s more much that can be said . But the Boston Red Sox have seen better days. They were squarely bitch slapped like an unwanted stepchild .Terry Francona’s team played like a bunch of inexperienced players who were overwhelmed by the importance of the event and what was being asked of them. To say that this team underperformed would be an immense understatement. And cearly the team was outplayed in every facet of the game. Their surprising series sweep in the ALDS can only have left the Red Sox fans in a state of shock , and perhaps no one more so than my buddy Chris aka Sportschump. A long time avowed and die-hard Red Sox fan.

Gary  Matthews Jr (24) and   his teammates  of  the  Los  Angeles   Angeles   run   on  to the  field  to  celebrate  the  team's   7-6  victory  over  the   Boston  Red  Sox   at  Fenway   Park   in  Boston ,  Massachusetts .    The  Angels   swept  the  Red  Sox  3-0   in the  best   of   5  game   series   in  the  ALDS.  They   will  now   go  on  to  face  the  New York  Yankees   for  the  AL  Pennant  and  the  right  to   represent  the  AL  in  the  World  Series.        picture  appears   courtesy  of   getty  images/  Jim  Rogash  .......................
Gary Matthews Jr (24) and his teammates of the Los Angeles Angeles run on to the field to celebrate the team's 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston , Massachusetts . The Angels swept the Red Sox 3-0 in the best of 5 game series in the ALDS. They will now go on to face the New York Yankees for the AL Pennant and the right to represent the AL in the World Series. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Jim Rogash .......................

For the Los Angeles Angels they now await the winners of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins‘ series. And with the Yankees now leading the best of 5 games series 2-0. They’re now heavily favored to defeat the Twins and close out the series with a 3-0 sweep of the AL Central champions. And for the New York Yankees they now chase their 27th World Series title and their first since 2000 . The Steinbrenner family have got to be extremely happy with the outcome and with the team having opened their ostentatious stadium. With their ever vapid fans and the thought of another World Series being on the cusp of being attained. It says a great deal as to what the franchise has been about since it was purchased by George Steinbrenner. No stone has been left unturned as they’ve sought to acquire the very best talent available . And if it meant breaking the bank – then that was what they indeed did. Money is of no object to baseball’s wealthiest franchise. And in many respects sports’ most famous , respected and widely recognized name.

  A  bewildered   Johnathan  Papelbon   ,  closer  for  the  Red  Sox  leaves  the   mound   in the   ninth   inning  of   game   3  in  the  ALDS  playoffs   against  the  Los  Angeles  Angels.   Also   seen  in   picture   is  the  Red  Sox  manager   Terry  Francona .               picture  appears   courtesy  of  ap/photo/  Elise  Amendola  ................
A bewildered Johnathan Papelbon , closer for the Red Sox leaves the mound in the ninth inning of game 3 in the ALDS playoffs against the Los Angeles Angels. Also seen in picture is the Red Sox manager Terry Francona . picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Elise Amendola ................

What this series’ defeat says of the Red Sox and how they’re viewed not only by their fans but also fans of the game in general. Either they are indeed the Yankees’ most feared rivals or they’re now becoming merely another stop off spot for the Yankees as they seek reassert their dominance of the game. With Joe Girardi taking over the reins of this team and with the presence of Derek Jeter as the stabling influence on this team. The World Series is now theirs for the taking and there isn’t much of a thought being given for their next opponent in the ALCS, which will be the Los Angeles Angels. Whom , basically the Yankees have had their way with, over the last few years when it comes to the postseason.

Vladimir   Guerrero  of  the  Angels   hits  a  two  run  RBI   against  the  Red  Sox  in the  ninth  inning  of   game  3   in the  ALDS   game   .    picture  appears   courtesy of   getty  images/  Elsa  ................
Vladimir Guerrero of the Angels hits a two run RBI against the Red Sox in the ninth inning of game 3 in the ALDS game . picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Elsa ................

There may well be no love lost between these two arch rivals but as of now there has to be a great deal envy undeniably between these two . Especially amongst their vociferous fans as they‘ve each as always , have sought to have the upper hand . As of now the upper hand reverts back to the New York Yankees. ‘The Evil Empire’ as they’ve come to be known have regained their mantel as the game’s most dominant team. It’s something baseball and in particular its hierarchy has always sought. Because without those hated Yankees , the game and essentially all that it represents becomes obsolete if they’re not amongst the upper echelons of the teams that are viewed as the top contenders to win it all. Need one say anymore ?

Bobby  Abreu (right) and  teammate  Kendry  Morales (left)  are   euphorical  after  scoring   to  put   the  Angels    in  the   lead  over  the    Boston  Red  Sox.     The  two   runs   batted  in   were   by  teammate   Vladimir   Guerrero   .        picture   appears   courtesy  of   getty  images/    Elsa   .....................
Bobby Abreu (right) and teammate Kendry Morales (left) are euphorical after scoring to put the Angels in the lead over the Boston Red Sox. The two runs batted in were by teammate Vladimir Guerrero . picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Elsa .....................

For the hierarchy of the Boston Red Sox in the guise of Team President Larry Lucchino and GM Theo Epstein . Over the off-season they’ll have to take a serious look at the team’s roster and view the changes that they’ll no doubt feel will need to be made. Though their failings weren’t magnified in any great measure. It was clear for all to see that there was indeed something missing from the team . As to what that might be , that is for the Red Sox management to decide. But it’s very clear that both the GM and team President can’t have been too pleased with the outcome. And I’d dare say that principal partner and team owner , John Henry can’t have been all that pleased either. Not when one considers, that their much hated rivals , the New York Yankees are back to their dominant best. And looking to avail themselves of another AL Pennant as well as the World Series.

And as of now , members of the Red Sox Nation are on the outside looking in. One would think that they’re not entirely pleased at the fact that in terms of bragging rights they’ve now got to put up with the Yankees’ fans lambasting them and their untimely demise. If nothing else we all know that come Spring Training of 2010 , the Red Sox fans’ resolve will be one of – looking to make amends for the disappointment suffered.

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14 thoughts on “This Is For My Boy , Sportschump”

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  2. Fortunately I didn’t witness that game first hand although I’m still sitting here in disbelief.

    I was watching the Bucs stink up the joint, totally unaware the Sox were on. Good thing. I might have had flashbacks of Calvin Schiraldi, unable to get a single Met out with two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

    Personally, I didn’t buy into an Angels curse. That’s a good team, obviously the better team. They beat the Sox big starting three.

    Questions for the Sox off-season? I think they need to shore up the holes in the lineup. And this team still misses Manny more than they’d like to admit.

    Dude, who’s the good-looking guy in that first picture?

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    1. Chris Humpherys

      To even suggest that the Sox were totally outplayed would be an understatement. They were never really comfortable at all throughout this series. And seemingly their bats were quietened by the exemplary pitching of the Angels. It’s obvious that Epstein and Lucchino will have to take a good long hard look at the roster and see what needs to be done in order to bolster it. If not they will be in for more of the same next year !

      The good looking guy at the top of the piece refers to himself as Sportschump. I hear that all the girls in the Bay are have the ‘hots’ for him ? Could that really be true ? If so what’s his secret ?

      The Bucs most definitely are stinking up the joint , more so than their fans could’ve expected. I think it’s all liable to end up rather horribly as the season progresses. I cannot see this team winning a game at all this season. They’re that bad and they have no will to win. The defense is porous and the ground game and passing game is almost obsolete !

      Alan Parkins

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  3. Pay backs are bitch. This is for all the heart aches the Bosox have caused the angels over the years. Too bad. Tough doo-doo. I am glad the angels whopped em good. I am not a Red Sox fans. Now I hope the angles do it to the Yankess.

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  4. God, I hate the Red Sox and the Angels, if they could’ve both been eliminated that round I would’ve been happy. I guess I’m left with rooting for the Yankees for the first time in a long time! I guess it’s true people have forgiven the Yankees or are sick of Boston fans gloating. I didn’t realize that Yankee fans in their winning days are more tolerable than Sox fans.

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    1. chappy81

      In some way MLB needs for both of these teams to be omnipresent and at the height of their prowess. Otherwise the sport would be become mundane without either. It’s a given if neither is there to love or hate as the case maybe. Then baseball as such isn’t worth talking about. I mean other than those two teams there’s not much that one can really point to.

      As for the Red Sox they’ll be back as Theo Epstein knows what it takes to build a winner !
      For myself I’m somewhat disheartened that my Marlins didn’t make the postseason. But I do know that they’re heading in the right direction and with that new stadium down the road they’ll be all the better to make themselves a formidable contender within the NL.

      Alan Parkins

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  5. I fully agree that one of the teams has to be relevant as far as the MLB is concerned. I just wish that both weren’t relevant every year! I guess with a gargantuan payroll how you could not be good consistently is beyond me. Oh well, at least the one that I despise more is out, now hopefully the Yankees can take the Angels out!

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    1. chappy 81

      Without either team ‘Red Sox’ or ‘Yankees’ the sport of baseball would be an inane bore. As to this postseason we might just be on the verge of having one of the better ones in recent memory. Take into account that we’ve got both “L A teams” in the respective Championship series and then add in the defending champions , plus the Yankees. What else could one really ask for at this juncture ?

      Alan Parkins

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