Lead down to 4 games
posted at 8/13/2007 8:07 PM EDT
I have to admit, these lolly-gaggin' moments and flat play really bother me and I expect a roaring return of the Yanks, as always, and a choke by the Sox. I am frustrated by Gagne's lack of fire and control. I fear another team taking the division away at the end. Of course, if ya can't keep the division, ya don't deserve anything this year. The Wild Card is NOT an option for these guys!
Keep playing your butts off. Stop effin around with the batting order. Settle on a lead-off and 8 and 9, stop shuffling so much day-to-day. Let Gagne get some earlier innings in. This is a guy who has always been a closer, and some guys just don't do well in different roles. Also, he came from a less-than-stellar team, and now he's on the SOX! He'll adjust. I call on all those attending the games in Fenway to NOT boo, but give him a standing O for a boost of confidence. He's not the sole reason the guys have been flat (just a very visible one). If the team really plays the way it's supposed to, a Bedard doesn't shut you out and runs at the end of a game aren't the only ones you get. Are we forgetting the Angels made the Sox look like the Devil Rays?
Complacency is the problem here, and a severe drought in the consistency dept. A little confidence will go a LONG way. Play like you're the best team in baseball, act like your the best team in baseball, breathe like your the best team in baseball, and these guys will BE the best team in baseball again.
Panic is all part of being a Sox fan, unfortunately. But optimism and mule-headedness are, too. Let's get off the fannies and stand up for the home team, and root them to some great wins!
GO RED SOX!!!!!!!