A Friendly Wager

Doing their part to keep the dream sequence alive, the Houston Astros won (or, as ESPN put it, the Braves lost). Congrats to them on their first ever playoff series win.

I remember the 1980 NLCS as being one of the first times I ever paid any attention to a National League series. Back then, if the Sox weren’t in it, I didn’t care who the hell won.

The Astros were all about pitching and speed (and orange-striped uniforms). They had Nolan Ryan, who’d just finished striking out his 3,000th victim, and Joe Morgan. Against them was the only team of the originals that had never won a World Series: the Philadelphia Phillies. They had Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Tug McGraw and Pete Rose.

Four of the five games (it was a 5-game series then) went to extra innings. It was great baseball.

Anyway… where the hell was I? Oh yeah! Dream sequence.

Well, since the Red Sox have made it to the playoffs, I’m going through my usual dream matchups. Last year, it was a Sox-Cubs World Series. (Shut up.) This year, it’s a series of unfortunate events. They gave California (sorry, Anaheim) a chance for revenge for 1986. Now, they get to beat the Yankees for the AL Championship. And with Houston’s win, it’s set up for a chance to kick Roger Clemens’ ass in the World Series. (Although, having the two original Boston franchises, the Sox and the Braves, would have been fine. As would a 1967 re-match with the Cardinals–this time without Bob Gibson, thank God.)

In gearing up for phase two of operation SOX WIN! SOX WIN!, Peat the Evil Yankee Lover and I have decided to make a bet. If the Sox win, I get to use his site for a week for whatever nefarious purpose I wish. I can do all the posting over there at DiVERSiONZ, or I can turn it into a Red Sox shrine. The same goes here.

So, dear readers, you’d better be pulling for the Sox. Because if they lose, expect to see this site turned into a porn site for a week (either that or a Yankee shrine… same diff).

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12 Responses to A Friendly Wager

  1. Scott says:

    Ahh, Autumn. The leaves are changing, the kids are back in school, and the Red Sox meet the Yankees again in the playoffs, only to be beaten.

    It’s just the way things are meant to go, Solly.

  2. peat says:

    Pr0n? You will be wishing it was only porn when I am done with this site.



  3. DiVERSiONZ says:


    Ho hum, another October another Yankees/Red Sox ALCS. I became a Yankee fan in 1977 when I watched in amazement

  4. KB says:

    I wouldn’t want this place to become a porn site but I have to say GO YANKS!

  5. Mike says:

    I can not believe I am doing this, I hate the Red Sox….I hate Pedro, I definately hate Manny (Indian fan), I hate Damon’s do, Arroyo’s do drives me nuts too. After all that, I still hate the Yankees worse…..

    GO SOX!!!!!!!!!

    Ok, that hurt.

  6. ShutUpDude says:

    Congrats to the Red Sox

    On the morning before the first game I will like to congratulate the Boston Red Sox and their fans for what they about to do in the upcoming days. I know that Manny, Johnny, David, Pedro, and the boys will…

  7. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Now let’s don’t go elevating the Yankees to the level of porn! That’s giving them WAY too much credit.

    Now then, porn at Solly’s…. hmmmmmmmmmmm.

  8. Ric The Schmuck says:

    porn or no porn, GO SOX!

  9. babs says:

    Go Sox. Go Sox. Go Sox.

  10. Ric The Schmuck says:

    porn or no porn, GO SOX!

  11. Sibeal says:

    I thought this was an intellectual p0rn site. Well, and elf p0rn, of course. 🙂

    I’m watching the game now, and when the 5th run scored, I thought, “Poor Solly’s having a heart attack… and the elf maiden hasn’t even taken her wings off yet.” (BA-DUM-DUM)

    Love you, sweets.

  12. DiVERSiONZ says:


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