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It Will Be (108 Wins) Boston vs Defending Champion (103 Wins) Houston In The 2018 ALCS

October 10, 2018

It will be the teams with the two best records in baseball, the (108 wins) Boston Red Sox vs the defending champion, (104 wins) Houston Astros clashing in the ALCS beginning Saturday night in Boston.

Last season, en route to their first title in their 56 season history, the Astros beat the Red Sox in 4 games in the baseball “quarters”/divisional playoff series.

Current Boston manager Alex Cora was the Astros’ bench coach, assisting “Hous” manager A.J. Hinch.

The Red Sox (0-2) in ’99, (2-2) in ’03 and ’04 and (2-0) in ’18 are (4-4) in post-season play at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox lost both the ’99 and ’03 ALCS to the Yankees, but won the ’04 ALCS and the ’18 “div” series.

In 1949 a great pennant race, one without the safety net of the wild card presence, came down to the Yankees needing to win the last two games at Yankee Stadium, which they did.

 

I visited Mr. Ruth’s grave in 2001 and remarked that he won only one less title (3) with Boston, than he did with the Yankees.

Maybe he heard me, but perspective, hopefully, makes that much less important.

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