Like any Red Sox fan, I am a bit superstitious. So after watching Monday night’s debacle, I decided to pull out all the stops for last night’s game.
I wore my lucky Red Sox t-shirt as seen in my profile photo to the right. ====>
I wore my lucky Red Sox hat which is not actually a Red Sox hat. It is an Old Navy hat that says “Boston 61” on it. I like it because it says Boston and no — I was not born in 1961. Close but not 1961. I started wearing this hat during every game of the 2004 ALCS. ‘Nuf said.
Then I got REALLY creative…
I turned on the lights of my mini Fenway model which sits on a bookcase in my home office. It was a going away gift from my former co-workers in Florida. A great gift for any Red Sox fan, I might add.
With all these totems in place, I turned on MLB Extra Innings to watch the game. I dreaded watching it on the YES Network again tonight but lo and behold! The game was broadcast on NESN and in HD no less. Woo!
I lost my faith in the Red Sox. There — I said it.
P.S. Dear God — letting the Red Sox win more often is also very helpful!
When I checked MLB At Bat on my iPhone this morning and saw that we had won — I was ecstatic but also ashamed of myself. How could I name my blog Red Sox Faithful and then turn it off in the fifth inning against the Yankees?
Maybe turning it off was just the voodoo I needed to do. Maybe I will never be able to watch another game all season. Is that possible? NO!
Forgive me, Red Sox for I have sinned. I will not lose the faith ever again this season.
Some random thoughts:
I haven’t posted since the last time Josh Beckett pitched which was also against the Yankees. I think it’s pretty obvious he has physical issues. I don’t think this is anything new. I think it’s time to put him on the DL and move Wake back into the starting rotation.
I am not sure what is going on with Jonathan Papelbon. He barely escaped last night’s ninth inning. Is he tired? Over-rated? I would like to think that he just needs a little rest and some kind of adjustment with his delivery. Let’s HOPE.
Ever since I wrote my post about Big Papi being like Old Yeller, the man has started hitting. He has hit .421 since May 5. Again — I must confess I lost my faith in David Ortiz. Luckily, he has been proving me wrong ever since. AMAZING!
I really like Mike Lowell and hate to see him displaced this season. But what can we do? Big Papi is hitting again. Mike even said it himself — he feels like he’s taking up roster space when the team could really use another able body to contribute. What a shame. I would love to see Mikey stay with the team in some coaching capacity — maybe first base or third base coach. He is a natural born leader. I could see him managing a team someday. You never know.
Keeping the Faith (really!).