"But the crowd's bloodlust for Papelbon - who unfairly had been portrayed as less than properly reverential toward resident closer Mariano Rivera - trumped its desire for an AL victory. Thunderous boos rained down as Papelbon jogged in from the dugout to start the eighth.
The boos gave way to a singsong chant of "Ma-ree-a-no," which was followed by a mocking 'Oh-ver-ra-ted.'"
You stay classy, New York.
Well, it's like Will Leitch wrote shortly aftah getting ambushed by Buzz Bissinger on the Costas Now show:
"The simplest, most obvious emotion that comes when we are faced with what we do not understand is fear, followed quickly by rage."
There was a time, not very long I ago I might add, when Yankees fans would have looked upon a guy like Papelbon and the Red Sox as a whole with a sarcastic bemusement totally secure with the knowledge that in the end the Yankees would win and the Red Sox would lose.
But now rather than confidence they project fear and rage. It's a beautiful thing to behold, really.
Yeah, have I told you before how much I'm enjoying the first paht of the 21st Century?
Only about 300 times …
Go Red Sox - Defending World Champions.
Barring any crazy news surfacing, I'm planning on taking tomorrow off from The Soxaholix as there won't be much going on in MLB until the games resume.