Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, gang. Baseball will take the weekend off and that's the plan for us, too.
Thanks so much for reading all year. Extra Bases gets extraordinary readership and our comments are off the charts. It's fun to cover a team that so many people care so passionately about. All of us at the paper and Boston.com appreciate your interest.
We'll be back next week. Thanks again and have a great weekend. Enjoy your family and friends and travel safely.
If you get into an argument with your crazy uncle about the Sox, be the sensible one and remind him April 5 is a long way away. One way or another, the Sox will be entertaining and competitive.