Christ am I evah glad I self-mandated that I wouldn't panic unti the lead was cut to 3 …
Now instead of worrying about the Red Sox, I can go about my day recalling the pleasing melody of a rusty trombone.
Hey, why panic in any case? As Francona says, "We didn't win the game, but we didn't go through our bullpen."
Ah, yes, the Francona Doctrine: Why win today, when you can win tomorrow, or the day aftah that?
Imagine if Terry Francona was a fiahman … "Jeez, folks, I'm sorry as all hell we got here too late to save your family home and all, but look at it this way: we didn't waste any water trying to put it out."