Well, I haven't blogged in a while, mainly because I have been super busy wiith work, hockey and life in general. In the meantime, the Sox have jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Angels in great fashion. Game 1 was amazing - with Josh Beckett pitching a 4 hitter complete game and making the Angels look like chumps. Last nights game was a little more dramatic - when with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth with a 3-3 score, Manny Ramirez hit a ball over the Coke Bottles and onto the Pike. It was just typical Manny being Manny as he seems to shine when we most need him. Lugo is the hero of this one as well - as he got a single to start the inning - moved to second base on a Pedroia ground out to the SS (Lugo was running on the pitch), Youks struck out. With 2 down they decided to walk Papi for the 4th time in the game and pitch to Manny. Manny spanked a KRod fastball and the rest is history.
The Rockies won tonight too - clinching a berth to the NLCS - which is amazing. I'm really really happy for the team and all their fans. Although not your most dedicated fans, the people here in Denver seem to be very sincere - and EVERYONE is watching them. They have some good young kids, but I'm not sure they can handle truly dominant veteran teams. And the AL is so strong, I have to belive that if they make it to the WS they would get crushed. The DBacks however are just as young as they are and it is anyones guess. If the Rockies make the WS, this place will go NUTS!
I fished today for the first time in a while - if interested, check out my blog on www.rockymtnfly.com.
Steelers play Seattle tomorrow - and I am nervous as hell. Hopefully without Ward/Troy/Hampton we can make something happen. We need to shut down the run game, put pressure on the QB and not turn the ball over. Capitalizing on Seattle's mistakes will be helpful too. Go Steelers!