Thursday, May 26, 2005

Memorial Day

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm still loving this season.

In fact, without the curse hanging over my life like a guillotine, it's the best season ever to be a Sox fan. You can just sit back and enjoy every game, the strategy, the nuances. In fact I can't believe what I was missing before. This season, it's a million times easier to say we'll get 'em next time after a tough loss or a blowout. The melodic sound of the words "World Series Champion Boston Red Sox" does not get old, and keeps you breathing calmly... even while the Blue Jays are rounding the bases.

Yes, we should be 10 games over 500 by now. But we're where we are without anything from Schilling and Wells, our alleged 1 and 2 guys. And the Yankees should be 20 games over! The J's and O's are both overachieving, and I think they will both keep it up. Especially the O's, given the Sox and Yankees pitching woes. The AL East is turning out to be the toughest division - not just at the top, but top to bottom. Which is GREAT!

Even in last night's game, there were some silver linings... did anyone notice Foulke, who everyone's been so worried about, pitched a perfect 9th? He's money, he'll be there when we need him. And Arroyo is fine- that 10-month winning streak was bound to come to an end at some point. (Same with Timlin's scoreless streak.) The night before was not a big deal in the grand scheme of things either. You gotta respect Toronto for doing what they're doing. I'm blaming that game on Francona - how many times do we need it proven that Embree can't get righties out? Mantei was available.

Hey, we're going into a Memorial Day weekend series at the Stadium, and we'll be in a virtual tie with the Evil Emp. It doesn't get any better than this, kids! Unless of course, we're still in a virtual tie during that series the 1st weekend of October...

Sox up: Mueller, Clement, Manny
Sox down: ER, Wells, Millar (did anyone notice Olerud's on his way up? Hmmm...)


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