Don’t push the panic button!

Things don’t look good for the Red Sox right now. The last couple of weeks has taken their AL East lead to a measly 1 1/2 games. They have Youk, Coco, Okijima and Man Ram on the bench with injuries. Tim Wakefield and Dice K have looked tired their last three starts. To make matters worse, their bats have gone cold.

So why am I not worried yet? Here’s why: the Sox have a lot of character on this team. Guys like Varitek, Youk, Pedroia, Pap, Lowell, Papi, and Beckett have shown me a lot this year. These guys have carried the load day in and day out. These guys will pick up the slack and turn this thing around. This is a bump in the road. Every team goes through at least one during the season. What magnifies this current stretch, is that unfortunately it’s happening in September. If this were June no one would care. Also New York is playing good ball at the most opportunistic time. They can’t keep this going.

They may have taken 2 out of 3 last weekend in Boston, but they were not the better team. The first game they had one good inning. The second game the Yankees had their asses kicked. The third game, Schilling pitched one inning to many and gave up the Jeter home run. The Red Sox outplayed them that weekend. It’s unfortunate it didn’t translate into wins.

This team is going to be great for years to come. They’ll have a rotation of Beckett, Dice K, Lester, and Buchholz going into next year. All young guys, all character guys that will be part of this team for years. Youk, Pedroia, Ellsbury, and Papi aren’t going anywhere any time soon. This team is only going to get better. This team is set up to start collecting AL East crowns.

The final thing that the Red Sox have going for them is the best fans in the world. Fans that aren’t fair-weathered like Yankee fans. Fans that know baseball. Fans that stick with their team, through good times and bad.

Let’s remember this during the final games of the season and into the playoffs.

And the people that keep bringing up 1978…. can kiss our asses.

4 Responses to “Don’t push the panic button!”

  1. MaticusNineO Says:

    Glad the Devil Rays play indoors with all this rain. Looking forward to going to the game tonight, all decked out in my Red Sox garb, and rooting against the “home” team. (The Devil Rays never have more ans than the oposition.) Beckett is going for 20, the Sox are making the turn around this weekend, theres NO better time to be a baseball fan or in that matter, a Red Sox fan than times like this.

    This marathon is winding down to the last mile and a half. If we can finish the season going into the playoffs with some quality wins, the teams charactor like Dave said will save them.

    Still Optimistic and as always loyal to the death.

  2. Dave Says:

    I hope you have a great time watching Beckett win his 20th tonight. Let’s see if Manny makes an appearance this weekend. I just wish Scott Kazmir wasn’t pitching tonight. He seems to have the Red Sox number. Let’s keep the faith, and sweep the Rays.

  3. MaticusNineO Says:

    The game was great, it got the Sox back on track, without Manny. Ellsbury with the Web Gem in Left that Manny would never of had, and Brandon Moss with a triple in the 9th, showing again that the rookies no matter what, are playing full throtle.

    I think the biggest story of the night, No its not Bonds getting cut, but the Yankees losing in 14 to the Blue Jays. Lets hope they go 14 for the rest of the games and wear them out.

    Over all it was a great night for the Nation. Things going in the right direction. Lets hope it continues.

  4. Dave Says:

    I’m glad you were able to see the Real Red Sox last night, and not the group of imposters in Red Sox uniforms that have been showing up lately. How about Beckett? If this guy doesn’t win the Cy Young, there is seriously something wrong.

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