Re: It's a Beautiful Thing, when--
posted at 9/21/2013 6:24 AM EDT
In response to SinceYaz's comment:
In response to bosoxmal's comment:
--you're 8 games up with the season's end 11 days away, and
2) your number one nemesis is going bean-ball to bean-ball with your number 2 nemesis for the next four days in Tampa, and
3) your Ace is back in the swing of things in better condition than any other opponent's best. and
4) you have the best closer in the game available when most needed--in the playoffs,
5) your best center fielder will be available (just in time it seems w/Victorino looking like a work down basket-case
6) you have plenty of time between coming games to schedule Buchholz, Lester, and ? over and over again.
6) Rejoice, Red Sox fans; it's a time when a 2-day, 3-day skid means zilch!
I was gonna lambast a couple negative whiners who seem to miss all the good stuff, or give liop service to the good stuff only to make it a back handed compliment ....
So I thank you for both a smile or two and a proper handling of most stuff. I am a little surprised at Victorino having a hard time in CF - he is supposed to be one, after all. He has played a spectacular RF, so I wonder if it is just the deep triangle of Fenway that has him banboozled. But all together, Victorino has been a higher performer than I expected...and I thought he'd do well. Perhaps it's his hamstring .... :oP
But who can really find fault at this team and it's great turn around. Heck, we have historical references to the 1946 Sox as a comparison. How outstanding is that????
The circumstances were far different, since '45 was a war yr. Which happens to make what happened now all the more impressive.