Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Game 32 - Red Sox

Royals 7, Red Sox 6
Record: 20-12

This was a disheartening loss, to be sure, and it makes three games in the last four that the Sox should have won and didn't. Nomar let a grounder go through his legs to let the winning run score in the bottom of the 9th, after the Sox had taken a 6-5 lead into the inning and come back from a 5-0 deficit to put themselves in position to win. Should they have won - definitely. Does it suck to lose like this - sure. But to listen to the generally level-headed denizens of SOSH, the world has ended, Nomar should be traded, or shot, or both, and the team is destined for the cellar.

People, please get off the ledge. The Sox are 20-12, on pace to win 101 games, despite really poor pitching that, by the simple law of averages, must get better. They team leads the wild card standings. But mostly, it's only May freaking 6th. There are 130 games left. Last night sucked. It pissed me off all day today to think about it. But, at the end of the day, I still love Nomar, I still believe in this team's potential, and I'm not ready to throw myself from a tall building. Deep breaths, Nation, deep breaths.

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