Well, everyone, there’s just a week of 30-team baseball left. I can hear your heart drop from here. It’s very sad, I know. The end is nigh, at least for 20 other teams.
- After winning the AL East pennant, it seems like the one word that was used the most is “redemption”. It’s been two long, awful years, but the Red Sox are truly back. (Red Sox make Fenway friendly again)
- Now, the fight for home field advantage begins. The Red Sox trimmed their “new” magic number to four games yesterday, with just five games left. (Boston inches closer to home field advantage)
- With that advantage, Boston’s road to the World Series becomes much easier. Without it, and boy, the ALDS will be five games of hell. (‘Monumental difference’ between 1st and 2nd seed)
- Hey, look! Jacoby Ellsbury‘s almost back! We need you to get us free tacos in the postseason, Tacoby Bellsbury, and you’re finally healthy! (Ellsbury could return as early as Wednesday)
- With all this good news, something’s gotta damper the mood, right? Enter the Red Sox bullpen, which doesn’t seem all that stable. (Red Sox Still Trying To Figure Out How To Spell Relief)
- It was only a matter of time before he got bronzed. Carl Yastrzemski was honored with a statue outside Fenway Park for 2013’s final home game. (Yaz honored with statue)
- Nothing’s cooler than coming out of the bullpen to a live rendition of your trademark song. Nothing. (No. 42 retired forever)
Well, yeah, that’s pretty much true.
Koji high fiving the fans is like God touching Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
— Dan O'Mara (@Dan_OMara) September 21, 2013