It was sort of surreal at the time. I don’t know if I fully grasped that Shea Stadium was no more when I took this shot heading into the game against the Padres on April 16th, 2009.
I find myself every year kind of liking the Cubs..just because..they’re less harmless than a baby bear. Like the Red Sox did, they have a pretty loyal fanbase for never having won. And of course I’m rooting for them as much as any of those fans this weekend.
So if the baseball gods chose based on ‘magic’…who wins between the Cubs and the Rays this year? The Cubs look like one of the best teams in baseball, and they just seem to have a sense about them of winning. The Rays have now assured themselves of their first non-losing season. Ever, and yet they continue to push to replicate the ’69 Mets. So in terms of baseball magic, you’d think these two teams are the favorites for the World Series. Who wins out? My money’s on the Mets.
I have faith in the Cubs to do well against the Phillies. They took the game against their ‘ace’, and no reason why they can’t win at least two out of three here. I think yesterday around 9:30 is when the Phillies may have said good bye to first place for the next dozen years or so.
don’t pump up the Cubs too much though, we still have to face them in September, and even if we no longer have the Phillies to worry about then, we still need to win 3-1 to take a slim one game edge in the all-time season series against them.
The Yankees edge out a victory today to remain a slim six games behind the wild card leading Red Sox, a team that even without Beckett looks much better than the ‘Bronx Bombers’. The Yankees finish on the road, so the last game at Yankee Stadium will be earlier than that. Is it possible they take the wrecking ball to it before the season even ends? Either way, I’d bet that it starts coming down before the Mets clean out their lockers for the last time.