Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio
Guests: none

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Starters delivering – check
Bullpen on lock – check
Offense rolling – check
Cy Young favorite – check
MVP favorites – check
Hanley on fire – check
#windancerepeat – over and over and over again

Go figure – the crisp weather is turning the dog days of Summer into Fall and the Red Sox are turning up the heat in the American League East. In fact, turning up the heat might not even do justice to how well this team has played over the past week.

Staring the most important stretch of their schedule in the face, at the top of the heap of a – sure to be – down to the wire pennant race, the Red Sox took this season to a whole ‘nother level. A four game sweep of the Yankees and a body blow to the Orioles and by default the Blue Jays have the Red Sox primed for a Division Championship, a possible home field advantage in the playoffs and a deserved bandwagon of World Series prognostications.

We look back on the week that was and start to look forward to some gold bottle popping and playoff rotations.

All that and more on this week’s edition of Down by the River.

Thanks for listening!

**Editors note** The podcast formerly known as Fireside Chats has been rebranded as the Down by the River podcast in partnership with Dirty Water Sports. We will still publish episodes to Fire Brand — as we would hate for you all to miss us!