Considering how time seemed to slow down a ton in the ALDS, it feels like forever since the Red Sox played a game. Yay for anxiety and years off my life!
- No matter how hardened the person, the postseason exacts a toll on all of us, be it our patience or our energy. October is a ferocious beast to all fans involved. (October’s brutal, relentless pursuit)
- Thanks to a superb outing in Game 5 from Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers will be the Red Sox’s opponent in the American League Championship Series. (Tigers head to Boston for ALCS)
- All for one, and one for all. That sentiment is running rampant throughout the Red Sox clubhouse, turning these 25 guys into a full-fledged baseball team. (Musketeers mentality for Red Sox)
- If there’s an art to getting hit by a pitch, then Shane Victorino is one hell of an artist. It’s the Bruises For Bases Exchange Program! (Shane Victorino and Near-Strike Hit-By-Pitches)
- They’ve been here for a while, and are a couple of the few guys left from 2007. So it’s only right that David Ortiz & Dustin Pedroia are the stalwarts of this playoff team. (Pedroia and Ortiz set the tone as holdovers)
- The Red Sox are going strong despite a lack of right-handed power. Look for Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks to rebound in the ALCS. (Sox would love to see Napoli, Middlebrooks get hot)
- Doesn’t matter the month, the looming free agency of Jacoby Ellsbury will be on our minds. Especially if he’s doing well. (How Postseason Perception Can Alter Offseason Reality)
This is cool.
Things we love:Ryan Dempster playing catch with his father at 5:45 pm in an empty Fenway.
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) October 9, 2013