For those of you looking for a reason to watch the final two weeks of the 2010 season…
With 13 games remaining, the Sox’ turbulent season is winding to a close.
For the players, there is plenty of reason to be motivated. The young call-ups are receiving their first cups of big league coffee. The veterans are making that last push for next year’s employment.
For the team, there is little to keep the drive alive. Trailing the Rays by 6.5 games in the Wild Card and the Yanks by 7.0 in the division, there is little reason to hope. By now, most have sacked up for the long winter, focusing on the Pats while they await the Sox’ April restart.
But in those final 13 matches, the Sox have one last trick up their sleeve — two three-game series against New York. A 1 in 100 Hail Mary pass. A long shot, but a shot none the less.
Now, before we get any images of grandeur, let’s get something straight: this is, quite literally, a 1 in 100 shot.