Angels 6, Red Sox 2
Angels 9, Red Sox 2
Yesterday's loss to the Angels was beyond dreadful in all manner of ways. So bad, in fact, that in the middle of the 6th inning's 3-error, 5-run self-immolation, I gave up. My viewing pleasure for the remainder of the evening: the final 20 entries in VH1's Top 100 Teen Stars of All-Time. Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe went 1-2, in case you were wondering.
This Sox team displays for all the world the depressing stench of a 3rd-place ballclub. And so we wait for the next 4 hours to see if Jason Bay assumes the historic mantle of Red Sox leftfielder, remembering that a scant 4 years ago a Sox club smelled a lot like this one does at the trade deadline, right until another institution - a cornerstone, even - got dealt away in a trade that felt a whole bunch at the time like addition by subtraction.
That season turned out okay, as it happened.