And today the Red Sox won. Granted they nearly coughed up a 9-0 lead and when I saw the Royals creeping up the way the Orioles did the last day of June, I started drafting the teeth grinding post in my head.
But Youk homered, the Sox tacked on a few more, John Smoltz won a game and the Red Sox are assured of going into the All Star Break in first place by themselves.
The Magic Number is 74 for the Division and only 2 games back of the Dodgers in the loss column for the best record in baseball.
Keep winning ugly games all year for all I care.
(But can I PLEASE be able to relax when the Sox take a 9-0 lead?)