This weekend reminds me of the same September weekend of 1978 except, as El Duque says, "We have become the Red Sox."
On that weekend of September 15-16-17, 1978 the Yanks took the first two games of the series and more or less put the final nails in Boston's coffin. If you recall, we had swept a 4-game series from them the weekend before.
The Red Sox came back and walloped us 7-3 in the final game, but it was too late. It was sort of like throwing a rock at the bigger kid after he's beaten the crap out of you and he's about halfway home and not thinking about you anymore.
I know that it was a 3-game series in 1978 and this one is 4 games, but I predict we'll beat the Red Sox tonight. My reasoning is: The bigger kid has beaten the crap out of us, he's halfway home, and he's not thinking about us any more.