I don't care if we are up 12½ games, dropping a series in Fenway to the Yankees is painful.
No kidding. I mean it's like losing to the Yankees and the Kansas City Royals at the same time. We're supposed to kick the crap outta the cellah dwellahs, you know.
Bottom line, though, I'd rather be us than them. They needed the sweep and didn't get it and still aren't even a .500 club.
What's more, we saw a side of this Red Sox team that is some ways is more important for the long haul than an extra win or two over the weekend … from Lowell's version of the "dropping the shouldah move" to Youks forsaking his 23-gam hitting streak to take 3 walks on Saddadee, these guys are all balls to wall.
Seriously. I've got a good feeling about the next 130 games before facing the Yankees again at the end of August.