Archive for April 11, 2011

Knicks Clinch the Six Seed…Bring on Boston

Posted in Knicks on April 11, 2011 by EAST SIDE RYNO

With a Philadelphia loss tonight, the Knicks clinched the six seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. With a Heat win and a Celtics loss tonight, Miami clinched the two seed, resulting with Boston remaining as the three seed. This will be the first time the Knicks and Celtics match up in the playoffs since 1990 (where the Knicks would go on to win the series 3-2).

A couple of hours ago, I was talking to New York Nick about the playoffs. I told him that I don’t want to make any playoff predictions at all. The last thing I want to do is jinx the Knicks. This is their first playoff birth since 2003-2004 and I don’t want to ruin it for them, or for us fans. So here at the Borough, we will just them play. The outcome of this series is out of our control. All we can do is watch in full anxiety. As we wait for Game One this Saturday, let’s look back at the final seconds of Game Five of the 1990 1st Round series between the Knicks and Celtics.

(Notice the young Jeff Van Gundy 40 seconds into the video)

Beckett Dominates…Sox Fans Think They Won the World Series

Posted in Yankees on April 11, 2011 by EAST SIDE RYNO

Beckett Dominated

There’s nothing I can say about last night’s loss. Whenever Beckett pitches like it’s October 2003, you don’t have a chance. Usually when the Yanks lose, there are countless times when I’m upset about missed opportunities. Last night, I wasn’t even pissed. I just sat back and watched Beckett sport up every pitch. I can’t remember any pitch he left up in the zone. I was also happy with Sabathia, even though he didn’t have his best stuff. It seemed like every inning the Sox were threatening. But CC had great damage control only giving up one run through 5 2/3 innings. All the Yanks need to do is forget about last night and get ready for a home series against Baltimore.

The funniest part of last night was during the Sunday Night Baseball post game show with Karl Ravech, John Kruk, and Barry Larkin. Last night, the post game show took place out on Yawkey Way right outside of Fenway. Behind the set, the streets were littered with Sox fans going absolutely crazy chanting “Yankees Suck” at the top of their lungs. First, I think it’s funny how Sox fans chant this when they improve to 2-7 on the season. Second, it’s the second week in April and these dudes are cheering like they won the World Series! Just hilarious. I guess this was Boston’s World Series. Whenever they take two out of three from the Yanks I guess they feel like they deserve rings or something. Truth is, I don’t care what the Red Sox do until I have to. Maybe after the All-Star Break and the the division lead is close I’ll start glancing at the out of town scoreboard. Until then, let the Sox have their fun early in the year. Let Beckett shove in April. I’ll only start worrying if he keeps this up in late September.

Second Week in April Bro. Relax.