June 2008

Back in first

As much as we all want to take the Rays seriously — and they sure do have some nice talent — it’s very hard to take them seriously as major players in the American League East when they can’t win a game at Fenway Park.

This regular season could be a lot like 2005 for the Sox in that they look primed to get through this race with grit.

I think this team is better positioned to make a run deep into October because they have so much young and energetic talent. Remember, aside from Papelbon, that ’05 team was an old team that got tired down the stretch.

The Sox are in first and Beckett hasn’t even gotten close to locked in yet. That can only mean big things.

Game 1 of Celtics-Lakers is Thursday night. How fired up is everyone?