Friday, May 26, 2006

The Biggest Difference Is....

This quote from today's Globe encapsulates what is the shining part of our 2006 Red Sox...."The Sox now are 25-0 when leading after eight innings, 23-1 when leading after seven, and 21-2 when leading after six."
***Peter here, and we ALL know why those numbers are as sweet as they are. Sweet? Make that super sweet with extra everything. The tail end of our bullpen, Foulkie, Timlin, and Paps, is imposing, to say the least. And for that we must be happy. Last year, when the 'pen was called, fingernail clippings hit the floor, rugs became frayed by the incessant pacing, and the heart rates of all Sox lovers were jacked up to an unhealthy nervous jangling. NOT THIS YEAR. Smile. You see? That grin came naturally, didn't it? When I think 9th inning, Paps trotting in, the smile is an automatic reflexive body response. And that is just so nice. Something we will all get used to. And this time, the glove fits!


At 5/26/2006 2:41 PM, Blogger Jess said...

It's a beautiful thing.
And, according to rumors, it's now between Houston and the Red Sox to get Clemens, if he comes back, so we might have more than two pitchers getting almost all our wins.

Time will tell....

At 5/26/2006 3:44 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Yes it will.

At 5/27/2006 7:03 AM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

How about tossing a rotation out there of Schilling-Wakefield-Beckett-Wells-Clemens? Off-speed, goofy stuff sandwiched between power?

(As you can see, I'm holding out hope that Wells will recover!)


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