I was perusing the Sports section of the Boston Globe this morning.
I am pleased.
2 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles. 6 1/2 ahead of the Yankees. On a 7-game winning streak and probable to extend it in Boston. First place in the AL East, and in a position to hold onto the lead.
I <3 my Red Sox.
Manny hit his 19th grand slam. He's tied for second place on the all-time list with 5 to go to beat Lou Gherig's record of 23. So its looking like the second of Lou's supposedly untouchable records will bite the dust.
I don't see anyone catching the Sox after Schilling gets back. Look for Boston and Chicago in the ALCS. That's right. I'm calling it. And before last year, I wouldn't dream of making calls this early in the season. Gone are the days of waiting for the other shoe to drop when the Sox are playing well. I swear, Boston feels different during baseball season nowadays. I noticed it when I first came home after they won it in October. It changed what it means to be a Sox fan.
Now I can watch the Sox and the Indians on tv without anxeity. Its a good feeling.