Home Sweet Home
Fenway Park? Do we all remember Fenway Park? If it seems like the Red Sox have barely played there lately, it’s because they haven’t. And now they come home for just four games in three days, before packing up those suitcases again.
I, for one, am extremely intrigued by what is ahead for the weekend. Getting to see Jon Lester is going to be a lot of fun. I had a similar feeling last year leading into Papelbon’s MLB debut — that start against the Twins in July 31.
For the first time in decades, there is a buzz in the Red Sox organization being generated by the kids. This is great. Let’s hope Lester hits the ground running like Papelbon did last year.
What a big-time performance by Schilling to close out the Yankees series. This guy, as I said in my pre-game post, just loves the challenge. Many pitchers would bury their heads in the sand after giving up three homers in the first five innings. Schilling? It just makes him more determined. He is 9-2 and he doesn’t even feel as if he’s pitched like he’s capable of. I think he’s en route to AL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
Foulke’s back is a clear concern, and so is Timlin’s shoulder. This is why I’m really intrigued to see what Hansen is going to do once Francona gets him into a game. The Red Sox have still been searching for their identity this season and I have a feeling the kids are going to help develop it.
talk to you from Fenway,