The rational part of me wants to tell citizens of Red Sox Nation to remain calm. Last night's ugly 11-3 loss to the Yankees in the Bronx was only one game and the Sox are still 6-2 against these guys this year. The pitching matchups favor the Sox tonight and tomorrow, and we're not even halfway through the season yet.
With the best record in baseball, at 49-26, and their largest division lead of the season, the Yankees can concentrate on refining their game. Unless the Red Sox put up more fight, another division title seems all but certain.
Hehe. And the Boston Globe quote is from yesterday; they haven't got the reaction to the 4-2 loss tonight yet. Looks like the classic Red Sox choke is coming early this year. and Update: Here's this morning's Boston line: "Fire the manager. Trade Nomar. Buy every member of the team a brand new mitt, then shave all their heads. Fire Theo, bring back Dan Duquette, sell the team, and implode Fenway." Heh.