September 21, 2011
This afternoon the Yankees clinched a playoff berth out of the American League East and they're only two games from winning the East. That shouldn't be too hard seeing as how Boston and Tampa Bay are both choking errrr I mean losing and they can't get out of each other's way.
The Red Sox are 5 - 15 in the month of September which isn't the worst record but it's pretty close. They are literally trying to give away the Wild Card. Tampa Bay's playing like they don't want it. Still, I'd like to see a Yankees/Red Sox matchup because to me that is the best rivalry in all of sports.
Who could forget the classic brawls at both Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium? I admit I am a Yankees fan and some of my closest friends are Red Sox fans. I like to remind them of the 27 World Championships the Yankees have won and they like to remind me of that epic come back the Red Sox achieved in 2004.
That was painful I admit but in 2003 Aaron Boone went immortal in Game 7 of the ALCS to send the Yankees to the World Series ahhhh memories. I remember Pedro Martinez going WWE on Don Zimmer, way too many memories to talk about here but I never get tired of this rivalry.
Speaking of the Yankees, Tom Cabral is a huge Yankees fan, so much so that he wears his Yankees gear to work. What is his job? He's a process server, you know the guys who slap you with subpoenas and other fantastic court documents. Well dude walks into the Red Sox clubhouse and serves pitcher Erik Bedard with child support papers.
"When I walked in I was like, 'I'm a Yankees fan, but I'm not trying to give you a hard time.' I told him that and said, 'Sorry, I've got to do this.' But he said it was no problem. I handed him the copies of all the documents, and he signed them" Cabral said.
Bedard's ex-girlfriend Courtney Roberts filed a complaint in Suffolk Probate and Family Court asking for an adjustment to the original paternity agreement from 2006 because Bedard's salary increased.
Bedard said, "If you play a sport you have to put all that stuff aside. If you let outside distractions get to you, you can't focus out there."
That sounds like good advice, too bad dude didn't follow it as he lasted just two and a half innings and he threw 51 pitches in his third inning alone. He gave up four runs in Boston's 7 - 5 loss to the Orioles.
I like how the process server tried to play down the fact that he was a Yankees fan, uh no he didn't. Dude walks into the Red Sox clubhouse sporting Yankees gear...man's game! I also like when Cabral says "I'm not trying to give you a hard time", oh really? Then why did you serve him on game day? The Red Sox are in a pennant race. Then again I know some Yankees fans who would've served him the papers on the pitcher's mound.