*Image lifted from boston.com*
An 8-1 win caps a 3 game sweep of the Jays and the boys are headed home to the comforts of Fenway Park for a HUGE weekend series with the Yankees, who are coming off their own sweep of the Oakland A's.
6.5 games back in the AL East and leading the Wild Card race, the next 3 days promises to be a 3 bottle of Pepto per night weekend.
The series is 8-4 Boston, with all the wins coming in sweeps for both sides. As much as I'd like to say I can see another one coming, it's going to have to be with Brad Penny and Junichi Tazawa starting the first two and The Commander climbing the hill for Game 3 on Sunday.
However, with the way the starting 9 are hitting, it's distinctly possible I could pitch the first two games and they'd still have a chance to win. From Ellsbury to AGone, EVERYONE is hitting and I'm in close contact with certain people to get the "Victor Martinez for President in 2012" campaign in motion.
As for the rest of tonight, I'm going to be locked in the laundry room practicing my "How to Curse without actually Cursing in front of my Kids moves" while I consider taking up smoking to get through this upcoming series.
Miss Hathaway is on 24 hour call if I need her, I've got my lucky hat, lucky bat, and autographed Big Papi ball on standby should the need for mojo arrive, and my Jason Bay Team Canada shirt clean and ready for tomorrow night.
As my main man Red said in Shawshank; Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.
And it's the Yankees, Mattie. All bans on Shawshank quotes gets a pass this weekend.
Let's get it on.