Interesting scene at Fenway Park last night. Once the Red Sox beat the Twins, thousands of fans stuck around to watch the end of the Yankees game on the scoreboard.
When the Yankees had lost (Edwar Ramirez, 8.55 ERA), the celebration started. The Red Sox had not won the division since 1995 and were thrilled.
Was it a little over the top? Probably. But the Yankees were out of hand when then they celebrated clinching the wild card. It’s what teams do.
Baseball is such a long season that when you get a chance to celebrate, you take it.
Now both clubs have a chance to rest, regroup and get ready for the first round. It would be a surprise at this point if the Red Sox and Yankees didn’t meet again in the ALCS. The Angels and Indians are formidable teams but the two best teams are the two old rivals.
“Let them celebrate,” one of the Yankees said last night. “They earned it. But we’ll see them again.”