I’m unbeatable like Rocky Marciano. Hit ya right bellow the belt, now your singing soprono. Talk what ya talk, still you don’t know what I know. -House of Pain
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Oh boy! How ’bout them juggernaut Red Sox? Them sluggernaut Red Sox. Them punch you in the muggernaut Red Sox. The best team in baseball just keeps getting better. She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can’t find a better man.
Two grannies. Yea, you know I’m getting silly. I’ve got a Grandma Hazel and a Grandma Tilly. JD Drew’s got a Grandma Hazel. Mike Lowell’s got a Grandma Tilly. Drew’s salami was an opposite field bomb into the Monster seats in the second to put the Sox up 4-1. Lowell’s was just piling on. Going that extra miling on. Making it all worthwhiling on.
Piling it on en route to a four game sweep of the Royals. Piling it on en route to a perfect seven-game homestand. Piling it on en route to win ten straight home games. Piling it on en route to the best record in baseball. Wooo doggie! And what a way to get there.
Daisuke Matsuzaka improved his record to 8-0 to become the first Japanese born pitcher to win nine consecutive regular-season big-league decisions on this side of the Pacific. Jon Lester staves off cancer to throw a no-no Nanette. Rookie Justin Masterson gets called up from the farm to pitch a gem in his first ever start. Big bad Bartolo Colon, the former Cy Young winner, picks up his first win in a Red Sox uniform. Don’t get any better than that. Everything’s coming up roses. You’ll be swell! You’ll be great! Gonna have the whole world on the plate! Sarting here, starting now. Honey, everything’s coming up roses!
Yes they are. The Sox are the hottest team in baseball. You know it. I know it. Casey Stengel knows it. Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa. The Red Sox are hitting. They have averaged seven runs per game during this current streak. The Red Sox are pitching. Despite a lackluster performance last night from the bullpen, the pitching has allowed a meager four runs per game during this current streak. This team is destined for greatness.
This thing is theirs to lose. Sean Casey: “This is probably the best team I’ve ever played on.” That means better than the 2006 World Series Tigers. That means better than 1997′s World Series Indians. Now, the greatest team Sean Casey has ever played on, hits the road. Now, the defending world champion Red Sox, with baseball’s best record, hits the road to begin a ten-game road trip. Say, here I am, on the road again. There I am, up on the stage. Here I go, playing star again. There I go, turn the page. Roll Sox roll!
Public Acknowledgements: Stan Lee, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Jed Clampett, Gypsie and Bob Seger
Peace out homies. Six Two and Even!