Last night Val asked me to promise her that the Red Sox wouldn't let the dang Yanks catch up. I couldn't do it. Crap.
Let's compare it to Raiders of the Lost Ark. You know how happy Indy was when he swapped the idol at the beginning with sand and it seemed to work? Let's say that's how I felt mid-May. And you know how he looked while being chased by a giant boulder? That would be today.
What's the difference? Other teams figured out that J.D. Drew has a $50 million contract to look for four-leaf clovers in right field, Julio Lugo's sole contribution is to up the percentage of crotch-grabbing, and Dice-K likes to up the degree of difficulty by walking seven batters in the first inning of every game.
What, me worry? I'm a Red Sox fan!
UPDATE 10:35 p.m. - Never mind. Sox win easily, dang Yanks lose, with Clemens pitching, to make it all the more rewarding. I'm fine.