ALCS Game 5: Gulp
Posted by disappointmentzone on 18 October 2007
You know how it’s impossible for clinically depressed people to think themselves into happiness? Well it’s impossible for Cleveland fans to think themselves into confidence. I’ve officially begun to prepare myself for the (inevitable) let down that is the ugly bride of every Cleveland sports fan.
My emotional self is beating down my rational mind. Here’s the tale of the tape:
* In games not started by Josh Beckett the Indians are 3-0
* Number of future games to be started by Beckett: 0
* The Indians have already won in Boston
* Fausto Carmona vs Curt Schilling = advantage Cleveland
* The Drive
* The Fumble
* Jose Mesa
* 2004 ALCS
Game 5 was a cosmic hip check to put us back in our place. We were riding too high after Game 4. Statisticians call it regressing to the mean. I call it all too expected. We should have known. We should have known!