PresHabib wrote:HOWEVER, after this coming weekend...lets say the Sox sweep the Yanks like they did the Mariners. Maybe THEN we can start talking division title. For now though, I couldnt care less, just as long as they make it.
Division title? Didn't you see this post:
"Even those who care little for baseball know the name Babe Ruth. Why would the owner of any franchise in any sport part company with such a monster talent? In 1916, as a Boston pitcher, the Babe led the American League with an Earned Run Average of only 1.75. By 1919, stilll with the Red Sox, he led the league in Home Runs and Runs Batted In. There was no precedent for such prodigious skill as both a pitcher and hitter. It is one reason many fans still consider him the greatest player ever. And how did the Sox reward him? Before the 1920 season, Ruth was sold to the Yankees. And get this: he had played on the World Champion Red Sox starring Ernie Shore, Duffy Lewis, Dutch Leonard, Carl Mays, Wally Schang, Herb Pennock, Joe Dugan, Sam Jones and others. In the twenties, he starred on the World Champion Yankees that featured Ernie Shore, Duffy Lewis, Dutch Leonard, Carl Mays, Wally Schang, Herb Pennock, Joe Dugan, Sam Jones and others. Red Sox team owner Harry Frazee sold them all, and he sold them all to the Yankees. As Hall of Fame Red Sox outfielder Harry Hooper said in Lawrence Ritter's great book The Glory of Their Times, "I was disgusted. The Yankee dynasty of the twenties was three-quarters the Red Sox of a few years before. All Frazee wanted was the money. He was short of cash and he sold the whole team down the river to keep his dirty nose above water." Gee, Harry, tell us how you really feel. Money, greed, short-term gain, whatever you want to call it. Red Sox owner Frazee mortgaged the future for the security of the present. The result? To date, the Yankees have won over two dozen world championships. The Red Sox have yet to win again. The curse of Babe Ruth? Maybe just a shortsighted lack of vision. Sobering reality. Especially for long-suffering Red Sox fans."