Sometimes in the playoffs, that’s all it comes down to. Or one time you don’t slide into home. Or another time you don’t pay attention to the umpire and go after the catcher instead of going to home plate.
And when those mistakes are made, the team that makes them usually ends up going home.
Boston squeaked by the Athletics last night, riding a huge three run blast by Manny Ramirez and some good clutch pitching by Pedro and Derek Lowe to take the series 3-2. There was a lot of good stuff in this series, and also a lot of ugly.
And with that, in my divine wisdom, I now only have one team left that I predicted would win their series. So, my newest revised prediction is, the Red Sox vs. the Cubs, and before a winner is crowned, the world ends in a bizarre twist of irony for both ball clubs.