This has been the most satisfying series of the year. After last season's playoff exit, it was pretty cool earlier this year to take 2 out of 3 in Fenway. Then the Angels swept the Red Sox in Anaheim. Sweeping them in Fenway is a whole new level of domination. After the first 4 games against them you could hear their fans whining about how the Angels haven't faced their best pitchers, the ones who would pitch in a playoff series. The last 5 games of the season series we faced Wakefield, Dice-K, and Beckett twice, and made each one of them our bitch. So much for that theory. Too bad Lester didn't pitch against us so we could have beat him too.
It's hard to imagine the Angels playing any better than they did against the Red Sox this year. Maybe if Lackey had gotten the no-hitter..., nah, if someone told me before the season that we'd do half as well against the Red Sox this year as we have I would have been happy. Oh yeah, anybody still saying John Lackey is intimidated by Fenway park? I didn't think so.
It's starting to look like all the discussion of how do the Angels beat their pythag/they're lucky/they're just an average team/watch them regress will be a distant memory. Final score is 9-2, that will pad your runs scored/runs allowed totals.
You could say this was revenge for last year's playoff series, but that's not quite it. It's not revenge.