Boston and all of Red Sox Nation are simply freaking out.
As a Yankees fan and as a kid from Long Island, I'm having the time of my life :)
Every day is like sunshine right now. Om sends me giddy Yankee email. My neighbors are pulling their hair out. We just hired a local boston person to join us at Spark and her favorite team is....wait for it....yes, the NY Yankees.
Who would of thought that my pilgrimage to Babe's house was going to help so much.
I even like reading the Globe's sport section instead of the NYTimes or ESPN these days. Especially when Boston's own Bob Ryan has gems like this today:
"So here they are, stumbling and wheezing their way to the finish line. Thanks to the Tigers, they will make the playoffs. If they don't hold on against the Yankees, there will be the predictable weeping and wailing, and I do feel sorry in advance for those of you who'll have to listen to the cackling from that guy in your office who came up from Queens or Joisey to go to BU and then decided to stick around. You'll get over it. Ask him what he was thinking after the 19-8 game. Sure, it will sting because it's the Yankees, but it doesn't really matter. Were the 2004 Red Sox champions of the AL East? The answer to that would be no.
But the truth is, there is no great reason to feel optimistic about the chances of the 2007 Red Sox. Who gets the ball in Game 2 of the AL Division Series? What if the bullpen doesn't snap out of it? What if Manny never Mannys? Will they manufacture at least one run? Does Papi have some late-inning mojo in reserve? Will J.D. do anything? Ever?"
Things may change as they always do. But right now, it's mighty fun being a Yankees fan living inside the halls of Red Sox Nation.