Thursday, August 19, 2004

Game 119 - Red Sox
Who Are These People?

Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 4
Record: 67-52
August Record: 11-6

I'm struggling with vocabulary today - just can't think of a certain phrase. There's this thing, when a team is victorious in more than 2 consecutive contests...stro, streee, strii - I don't know. Whatever it is, the Sox are in the middle of one, and it's about freaking time. Yes, they've won 3 straight against the lowly Blue Jays, but beggars definitely can't be choosers, especially since:

1. The Rangers have won 6 in a row but not been able to gain much ground on the Sox, and;
2. The Yankees have lost 3 in a row (including 2 straight to their heretofore prison concubines, the Minnesota Twins - will wonders never cease).

Last night's win was a workmanlike effort right on the heels of a scintillating walk-off victory. Solid and professional, two things that have been missing all season. Dare I begin to hope that this team is finally coming together? 9 wins in 12 games says maybe so, but I'll hold off on the ticker tape parade until the Sox sweep into the south side of Chicago and avenge last week's series loss to the White Sox. Baby steps. (Hmmm, that sounds an awful lot like a mantra.)

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