But I’m not surprised.
New York’s pitching is spotty, they’ve had too many anemic performances at the plate (Paging Derek Jeter. Paging the former Derek Jeter), and their mojo is mostly nogo.
(And note this New York Times piece giving Sox skipper Terry Francona his due for steering an injury-ravaged team to at least respectability, if not a shot at a miracle finish.)
Let the bandwagon-jumping begin in Boston. Who the hell knows how this will turn out?