Red Sox sweep the Rockies – I really am not interested in pissing on a city, a team, and its fanbase after the team wins its second championship in four years, which is a nice feat by any standard, so first, congratulations to the Boston Red Sox. That said, I just can’t help but think: is everyone who watches the World Series every year when they don’t have a rooting interest feeling a bit let down by this result? The layoff left the Rockies rusty and exposed to all the strengths of Boston, a team firing on all cylinders. I just felt like there was something missing from the ruthless efficiency and dominance that the Red Sox displayed throughout all four games, no matter what the final score might have been for each game (and no matter how much shock might come on the face of Jonathan Papelbon); it wasn’t heart or emotion, the Red Sox had plenty of it. I suppose I was just lamenting the loss of suspense after Game 2, because that was really the best shot the Rockies had to make it competitive. Everything else just felt pre-ordained; the buildup to seeing the Rockies and the Sox getting to the World Series was much more exciting than the final round (and I’m sure Fox’s overwrought presentation of the games didn’t help matters.)
I just feel…well, a little cheated. And that’s not really the fault of either team, per se. Sweeps happen. Sometimes, one team just is so dominant against the other on paper that it plays out that way in real life. But I’ll be damned if it wasn’t a lot less fun for me to watch as a result.
Photo: AP/David Zalubowski