Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

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Ever since the Tampa Bay Rays took two games in a rain-postponed shortened series sweep at Fenway, the Red Sox have won a series 23-1 against the Toronto Blue Jays (how did I miss a whole game?  Thanks, Ruben!), split a two-game series against the Oakland A’s, and swept a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  They have won eight out of their last ten games and are one win away from being a .500 club.  The Red Sox are now in third place in the AL East, 3.5 games out of first place with 141 games left to play.

Ask fans of the Seattle Mariners if they’d like to be in our shoes right now.

I’m enjoying the team having a day off and no one worrying about the path the team is on.  It’s refreshing if not a little bit foreign this year.

Jerry Remy tweeted this and posted it on his Facebook page today (and it’s his, he signs his tweets when he writes them himself):

Be honest-did you ever think that the #RedSox would be flirting with a .500 record so shortly after that horrific start?-I didn’t.

Are my glasses so rose-colored that I find it close to unbelievable that, of all people, Jerry Remy didn’t believe the Red Sox were under-performing that first week and would snap out of it?  It really didn’t occur to me that the slow start was anything more than an anomaly and not indicative of what the season would bring.

The Red Sox are on some kind of roll right now and I’m not going to waste any time questioning it.  I just choose to sit back and enjoy it.


April 25, 2011 - Posted by | 2011 | ,


  1. We actually won the Jays series 3-1, winning the last 3 games after almost coming back to win the 1st one too. Did I honestly think that would happen? Yep – I predicted it ahead of time:

    Comment by Ruben Lipszyc | April 25, 2011 | Reply

  2. I think you’ve misconstrued what Remy said, though. I think he did think “the Red Sox were under-performing that first week [or two…] and would snap out of it” but didn’t necessarily think they’d follow a 2-10 start with a 8-1 run. 6-3 would still have been a decent recovery, but it would then have taken longer to get close to .500. I think that’s all he meant.

    Comment by Kelly OConnor | April 25, 2011 | Reply

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