A slug-fest followed by a hug-fest - Sox whoop up on Blue Jays 11-4.
The Red Sox are the Cadillac of major league baseball. Powerful. Built for steady cruising. Larger than life. Stylish, with pimp undertones. An offensive machine, driven by the two powerhouses that are Manny Ramírez and David Ortiz. And would you listen to that motor purr! The Sox combined for four home runs last night - two by Ortiz and one each by Manny and my boy Cabrera - along with nearly 20 hits and oh yeah - 9 strikeouts from Curt Schilling. It's a beautiful thing.
The Rangers lost again last night, dropping them 2 games behind the Sox in the WC standings, but now here comes Anaheim. They worry me much more than the Rangers. They're a great team and the Sox don't play them well. And they're only a half a game behind. Fortunately all those west coast teams will be beating each other's asses over the next month in between visits to and from Boston. Elsewhere, the Yanks lost to the Indians, cutting their lead back down to 5.5. In my opinion, the Orioles are the most important team for the Sox to beat in the upcoming month. The Sox still have six games left to play against Baltimore, and we can't keep bending over and taking the lid off of the Vaseline jar for these guys. There will be a lot of tough series with the MFYs, the Rangers and the A's - the Sox will need to make hay while the sun shines.
On a sidenote - I was disappointed to read this article in the Herald this morning. Ortiz is crying like a little bitch about hitting clean-up because it's affecting his numbers. Way to be a team player. Kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Oh, and you should get yourself a free Live365 account so that you can make use of the Rallycuff Radio link to the right. Player's batting songs, other Sox related songs, and some random shit that I just like to listen to can be heard while you read. It's still a work in progress, but if you use it, let me know what you think!! (And the other stations on Live365 are worth checking out as well - there's lots of cool shit from all over the world there that you probably wouldn't get to hear otherwise. I'm currently hooked on all the reggaeton and merengue stations!)