The Red Sox are the AL East champions!!!

Woohoo!!!

Thanks, Orioles!

Yankees suck!

P.S. This is the first time Boston has won the American Leage East since 1995, and it breaks a string of nine consecutive Yankees division titles.

UPDATE: And the Cubs are NL Central champs!

P.P.S. I can say this without risking a jinx now, right? BOSTON’S MAGIC NUMBER IS ZERO!!! :)

I must say, though, I don’t think the Red Sox should be stealing the White Sox’s song:

BOSTON (AP) — Jonathan Papelbon danced barefoot in the infield. Daisuke Matsuzaka smiled and bowed to a group surrounding him. And the sound system played “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Huh? Anyway, the article continues:

Ecstatic fans joined in to savor Boston’s first division title in 12 years — and the end of the New York Yankees’ long run on top.

More than an hour after the Red Sox beat Minnesota 5-2, the Yankees lost at Baltimore to make it official. Moments later, Boston players popped champagne corks in the clubhouse while a few thousand fans left at Fenway Park let loose, the echoes of their cheers spreading through the mostly empty stadium.

“I pulled my hamstring jumping off the couch,” said manager Terry Francona, who watched the end of the Yankees game in his office with general manager Theo Epstein and owners John Henry and Tom Werner. “It’s fun to see grown men act like little kids.”

With Boston’s win, New York’s loss and Cleveland’s 5-3 victory over Kansas City, the AL playoff pairings were set: The Los Angeles Angels will open at Boston, and the wild-card Yankees will start at Cleveland.

Beat the Angels!!

12 Responses to “The Red Sox are the AL East champions!!!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cubbies win the NL Central!

  2. JO says:

    That’s right. Cubbies are the NL Central Champs baby!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey Chicago, whaddya say? The Cubs are gonna win today! WOOOOO!!!!!!

  4. Texasyank says:

    Congrats to the Crimson Hose.

    Now the real season starts.

    BTW, six weeks ago, could anyone predict an 07 playoffs without the Mets, Brewers, Dodgers, OR Tigers?

    One more Mets loss–or even without–it could happen.

  5. Anonymous Hoosier says:

    Holy Cow! Cubs win the division! Cubs win!

  6. Condor says:

    Screw the Cubs. If they were in the NL east, they would likely end the season in fourth place.

  7. JD says:

    Cubs-Red Sox doesn’t hold quite the same cachet it did when it was a possibility in 2003.

    Besides, the Cubs still have a year of bad century left.

  8. texasyank says:

    No sour grapes here. The Yanks match up poorly vs. the Angels and have done well vs. the Tribe, albeit not vs. Sabathia.

    Too bad for clarity in the NL. As with the BCS (save SC’s good years) I hope for mess, glorious mess.

  9. Anonymous Hoosier says:

    Condor, it was only a couple of months ago it looked like the Cubs could finish fourth in the NL *Central*. JD, you’re right: plainly 2008 will have to be the year. What we anticipate with bated breath is: “who will be this year’s Bartman”? Or this year’s Dusty Baker, who really deserved much more of the blame.

  10. JO says:

    Condor: Go suck on an egg!! Cubs win!!! Cubs win!!!