Tuesday, May 30, 2006

*MOJO* - BOS @ TOR - Great Battles of History Day 1

Battle of Hastings - 1066 AD

Edward the Confessor, King of England, in the absence of a male heir had promised the throne to his cousin, William, the duke of Normandy. However, on his death bed, the king changed his mind, and instead named Harold, the earl of Wessex, as his successor. Infuriated, William invaded England to claim the throne he felt was rightfully his. The tide of battle turned when the Normands pretended to retreat. When the English pursued, the Normands reared and counterattacked. Harold was slain on the battlefield when he took an arrow to the face, and William won the battle, and the throne. The English Royal Family can still trace it's bloodline all the way back to William the Conqueror.

Instead of the fields of battle, we have the turf of Toronto, as the new King of Boston, Josh Beckett, takes the hill against the Blue Jays. With their potent offense, the Red Sox are always a threat to strike late in the game. With no lead safe, the offense is one that can leave you bloodied when you think it is them who is on the run. And while tonight's Jays starter Gustavo Chacin may have the eye wear to protect him from an arrow to the face, it won''t stop them from sailing over his head and out of the ballpark.

special thanks to JayhawkBill for this mojo idea


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