Sunday, October 21, 2007
A Yankees fan called me after the game to comfort me after my loss. He tried to empathize with me pointing out how the Red Sox came from behind to beat the Yankees in '04 too. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I could not believe how wrong he was about the similarity between the two situations. True, the loss in '04 for Yankees fans must have been horrible, gut-wrenching whatever you want to call it. But there is a major difference. Yankees fans can still hearken back to the fact they won championships in '96, '98, '99, or '00. Or that the Rangers won in '94 or the Giants in '91. Cleveland fans, however, have no championships to remember. None. Zero. Zilch. Sure, the Buckeyes won in '02, that was a lot of fun but it still is not a Cleveland team. Which is why this loss is so much worse than the Yankees in '04. Up 3-1 I was nervous but I believed. Now I am numb. I am convinced I will never see a championship. Not even Kittens can cheer me up.