Sunday, October 21, 2007


American League Championship Series - Game 6

Red Sox 12, Indians 2
Series tied, 3-3

In 2004, I wore the same pair of track pants, the same long-sleeved t-shirt, and the same faded Sox hat for each of the final 8 games of the playoffs. During that span, I sat in the same seat, drank the same beer (Red Hook IPA), and only changed the channel to CNN during breaks in game action.

I'd softened my superstitions a bit for the first 8 games of the 2007 postseason, changing clothes, randomly flipping channels, and drinking whatever I had on hand (Red Hook's IPA has been renamed Longhammer, which sounds vaguely gay pornish, so I usually stay away from it). After the Game 6 win, though, sparked by my consumption of a tasty Spanish Temporanillo, I felt obligated to do my part. And so last night, I donned the same outfit, cracked open another bottle of Tierra de Vientos 2004, and sat in the same seat. Lo and behold, we've got a Game 7 tonight. Wanna guess what I'll be wearing and drinking?

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