Can the Cubs stay here a few more days? If this really is a 2017 World Series preview (a lofty goal for the teetering Local Nine, I’ll admit), the Cracker Jack-eating baseball world should be very happy.Nice to have 'the rage' sucked out of this column, isn't it?
“This is good for the industry,’’ Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox. “This has been playoff-like baseball with two really good teams playing the game properly.’’
It’s all true. The series has lived up to its billing. And for two days, all the rage has been sucked out of Fenway.
Strange days, indeed.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Shank On The Sox-Cubs Series
After taking nearly a week off from his last grueling column, Shank gets around to cover this weekend's series at Fenway Park. A decent column, largely bereft of the usual Shank staples of negative remarks, personal attacks and the usual stuff that make his columns unpleasant to read.