NESN just tried to interview John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox, out in the middle of Fenway Park. They asked him how he felt, and all he could do was wave at the fans. God bless him and Larry and Theo for buying the Red Sox. And man, it feels good to watch the team getting up a good head of steam. It feels good to see ‘em back in the playoffs.
And yeah, Oakland will be tough. The Yankees could be tough. Atlanta or San Francisco? Very very tough. Right now, though, the Red Sox are in the playoffs — where they belong. They have what may be the best offensive lineup ever to step upon a baseball diamond for 162 games. Pedro Martinez and Derek Lowe can pitch. It might happen; it just might.
At Fenway, “Dirty Water” is playing. Boston! You’re my home!