Stars Hollow is kind of viscerally split between Yankees fans and Red Sox fans and they * hate* each other with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Likewise, as you get closer to the City there is a split between the Yankees and Metropolitans.

So here I am yesterday, deep in the heart of Red Sox country (you can hardly get deeper unless you live in Kenmore Square, which I have), wearing my Metropolitans Cap (classic Blue and Orange wool New Era, same as they wear on the field) and this guy comes up and accosts me saying, “You a Mets fan? I hate ’em!”

Somewhat taken aback I inquired if he was still holding a grudge from 1986. As it turns out he was a Yankees fan “from away” as we say here, and I gave him the well intentioned advice that it was an allegiance he might wish to be less open about. Seriously, I know Bars in this town where he’d be lucky to leave with all the teeth he came in with. They never complained about my cap.

And that’s my point, I don’t have anything against the Red Sox (or the Yankees for that matter) because I find * all* Junior League Ball a silly sport that bears only a passing resemblance to Baseball. Last year Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg with a hard slide.

*Baseball.*

__That’s__The **Red Sox** (93 – 69) are visiting the **Indians** (94 – 67) tonight because they kind of lost focus at the end of the season which is * never* a good sign but they did win 4 of the six Regular Season meetings.

The **Indians** will be sending Trevor Bauer (R, 12 – 8, 4.26 ERA) out against Rick Porcello (R, 22 – 4, 3.15 ERA) for the **Red Sox**. It’s been a long time for the Indians but it’s Big Papi’s last season so pick your sentimental favorite as you like.

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Vent Hole

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First Pitch Strike

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Leadoff Double

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Single. Corners. None Out.

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“’86 Red Sox Chokers” sign in the stands behind Home Plate.

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KO. First Out.

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Pop Foul. 2 Out.

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2 RBI Double. Red Sox 2 – 0.

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Successful Challenge. Red Sox 1 – 0. Bottom 1st.

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Hit By Pitch

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1st KO. 1 Out

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2nd KO. 2 Out

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3rd KO. Top 2nd.

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Ground out. 1 Down

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KO. 2nd Out

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Bottom 2nd

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Standup Leadoff Double

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RBI Double. Tied at 1. No Out

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Oops. Challenge. Thrown out at 2nd. 1 Down

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Line out. 2 Down

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KO. Top 3rd.

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Feadoff Solo Shot. Red Sox 2 – 1

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A KO. 1 Out

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A Fly Out. 2 Down

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Bottom 3rd

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Leadoff Solo Shot. Tied at 2

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Ground Out. 1 Down.

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Solo Shot. Indians 3 – 2

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Solo Shot. Indians 4 – 2

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Combacker 2 Out

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Fly Out. Top 4th

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1 Down. Ground Out

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1 Out Double

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KO. 2 Out

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KO. Bottom 4th

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KO. 1 Out.

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2 Down Fly Out

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KO. Top 5th

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Leadoff Solo Shot. Indians 4 – 3

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Line Out Left. 1 Down

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Another KO for 2 Down

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1st pitching change

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Stand up Double

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Walk. 1st and 2nd

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KO. Bottom 5th

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Long Leadoff Single

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Sacrifice. Runner advances

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Sox pitching change

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RBI Single. Indians 5 – 3

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Infield Fly. 2 Down

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Ground Rule Double. Runners on 2nd and 3rd

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Walked Full

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KO. Top 6th

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KO. 1 Gone

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KO. 2 Done

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Bottom 6th

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Leadoff KO

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The 2nd K. 2 Down

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KO. Top 7th

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1 Gone. Ground Out

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Another K. 2 Down

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Bullpen again

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Bottom 7th

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Routine grounder. 1 Out

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Single to Left

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2 Down. KO

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Another Sox pitcher

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K. Top 8th

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Leadoff Solo Shot. Indians 5 – 4

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Comebacker Pop. 1 Down

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New Arm for the Indians

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Big Papi Doubles

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Sacrifice. Runner at 3rd

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K. Bottom 8th

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Leadoff Single

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Double Play

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Top 9th

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k. 1 Down

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Running K. 2 Down

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Single to Right.

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K. Indians 5 – 4 Final