Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Games 110 & 111 - Red Sox

Red Sox 7, Orioles 5
Red Sox 10, Angels 9
Record: 65-46

Too bogged to blog, preparing for the 10th Annual Outer Banks Fishing Trip while trying to finalize a proposal at work. Quick hits from the last two games:

1. Offense seems back, but the pitching needs to get better.
2. Grady moved Walker to the 8 hole. Maybe I should keep offering suggestions, as they seem to work.
3. Starting Monday, 22 of the Sox next 24 are against the A's, Mariners, Yankees, and ChiSox. Yikes. Need to go at least 11-11 in those games, preferably better.
4. On the bright side, 29 of the last 51 are at home, where the Sox are winning at a 69% clip thus far.

Here's the bottom line: I'm speculating that the Sox need 96 wins to make the playoffs. That means 31 wins in the last 51 games, against tough competition. Break out the 'Major League' cardboard cutout of George Steinbrenner and start peeling off sections. I want to see George in a Speedo by season's end. Umm, maybe we should make it Mariah Carey.

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