Look what people have to say about Larry Mahnken's commentary!
"Larry, can you be any more of a Yankee apologist?.... Just look past your Yankee myopia and try some objectivity." - Bernal Diaz
"Mr. Mahnken is enlightened." - cordially, as always,
"Wow, Larry. You've produced 25% of the comments on this thread and
said nothing meaningful. That's impressive, even for you." - Anonymous
"After reading all your postings and daily weblog...I believe you have truly become the Phil Pepe of this generation. Now this is not necessarily a good thing." - Repoz
"you blog sucks, it reeds as it was written by the queer son of mike lupica and roids clemens. i could write a better column by letting a monkey fuk a typewriter. i dont need no 181 million dollar team to write a blog fukkk the spankeees" - yan
"i think his followers have a different sexual preference than most men" - bob
"Boring and predictable." - No Guru No Method
"Are you the biggest idiot ever?" - Randal
"I'm not qualified to write for online media, let alone mainstream
media." - Larry Mahnken
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October 28, 2004
Burying the Bambino by Larry Mahnken
There, that wasn't so bad, was it? The world didn't end, it was just a baseball game. For the first time in 86 years, the Boston Red Sox are World Champions. And it's really not that bad.
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not happy about it, but I'm not miserable. But I have a great many friends who are Red Sox fans, a large number of family members who are Red Sox fans, and for them, I am genuinely happy. It was time, they had suffered long enough.
There's a part of me that's relieved, too.
For as long as I can remember, it hasn't been that the Yankees beat the Red Sox (though they had), but rather that they had to beat the Red Sox. Beating Boston became more important than beating any other team, even to the point where last season I was so happy that they won the ALCS, not because they were going back to the World Series, but because they hadn't lost to Boston.
Now, the Red Sox are just another team, and while the Yankees have to beat them, they don't have to beat them more than any other team. They don't have to be the team to stop the Red Sox, because they've already gotten where they needed to go.
So, congratulations Red Sox fans, enjoy your offseason. We're gonna kick your asses next year.