Sunday, May 27, 2018

Is This the Year of the Pineapple...

...for Boston?

I realize that many on this site—and many everywhere, especially in New York—do not care much for LeBron James.

But watching him convert that clinching drive to the hoop against Boston—despite a Celtic literally hanging with both hands from his shoulders (and what DOES constitute a flagrant foul in the NBA these days, especially in Boston Garden?)—and seeing another Celtic guilty of goaltending—AND THE BALL STILL GOING IN...

Well, I gotta say, it just seemed like a little sunshine bursting through this clouded moment in the Yankees season.

It also made me think, is this the year that almost was—but not quite!—for Boston?

Think about it:

—The Patriots just barely losing to the Eagles in the Super Bowl.

—The Bruins running up 50 wins, taking a thrilling, opening round playoff season—then collapsing.

—The Celtics valiantly, heroically, tragically losing to the Cavaliers tonight.

Don't be surprised if we see the Red Sox finishing out The Year That Almost Was by taking a big, spiny pineapple. (Sure, most likely, at the hands of Houston or Cleveland. But it will still be good to see!)


Mustang said...

Keep talking, Horace. Music to my ears.

TheWinWarblist said...

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Publius said...

The Celtics scored 79 points. That's the lowest total they had at home all year. Game 7 of conference finals. The NBA is a (very slight) step above professional wrestling.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Professional wrestling has more integrity.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Those of us who are very, very old remember well a Game 7 at Boston Garden when they scored even fewer.

The 1973 Eastern Conference finals, an epic series. Earl the Pearl was hurt, and barely played. Havlicek was hurt, and shot with his opposite hand for the last 4-5 games.

We went up, 3 games to 1, thanks to a crazy, double-OT game in Madison Square Garden, but they bounced back to tie it.

Game 7 in Boston was thought to be a lock for them. They had never lost a Game 7 there—until that Sunday afternoon.

We were down early—then Clyde Frazier, a tremendous big-game player, just took over. 25 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, what seemed like half-a-dozen steals. We were ahead by the half, then slowly pulled away.

The final was 94-78, and then we went on to scorch Lakers. The last Knicks championship.