In response to joyceand's comment:
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
Just want to point out that so far we have clinched NOTHING-not the overall best record, not first in the ALE, not even a playoff spot.
Tight, I hate to see people talking as if the Sox being in the playoffs as if it were a done deed. It's not and they have just 8 or 9 games left. Not such a great margin for error here.
We are certainly set up well to win best overall record, but so far we have clinched nothing. Red Sox fans should keep in mind the monumental choke job of 2011. This team is perfectly capable of either choking away the ALE, the best overall record, or just limping into the playoffs on a losing streak. I want to see them going in strong, playing good fundamental baseball unlike what they did last night. And Farrell has to wake up and MANAGE the team instead of playing dead like Francona did.