Here it is tonight, the showdown at the Rogers Centre for second place in the American League East.
If the Red Sox lose, the Jays will take over second, and the Sox will have just five games to get it back. Does it get any better than that?
Seriously, what a drag this last week is. I would think the Red Sox front office is suitably fired up to make sure there is never again a dull finish to a season like this as long as the Epstein administration continues.
This is depressing to say the least. For the first time in five years, the Red Sox don’t matter to the baseball landscape as the season draws to a close.
The only real drama for tonight is Papi’s one crack at beating Babe for the most road homers in a season.
The homestand will be mostly about Trot’s final days — perhaps his final days but not definitely — in a Red Sox uniform.