Here's some numbers for you: Right now the Sox are 3 outs away from beating the Mets in the first of a three game series, 8-4. It marks the 20th anniversary of the 1986 series in which Bill Buckner, who was playing first missed a routine ground ball in game 6. If the Sox do, in fact, win tonight, it'll make their tenth straight victory and put the Sox 3.5 games ahead of the Spankees. It also would put the Sox in a tie for the best home record in baseball at 24-10. Not too shabby.
In other Sox news, Papi hit an RBI single against the shift to beat the Phillies in 12 innings. You don't want Papi figuring out the shift of the entire league is seriously screwed. Also, on a rather serious note, Peter Gammons, unquestionably the greatest baseball commentator in the history of baseball and Hall of Famer, suffered from an aneurysm and is hospitalized in Boston. Our prayers are with him. He's tough...like every other Sox fan.
Meanwhile, we'll have to endure John "I Am Not A" Kruk on "Baseball Tonight"--the best program on television.
That's all. Be gone. Go Sox.
Manham, Angry Tim and Rory, I have extra Sox hats whenever you're ready. Shouldn't be long now.