Ivan the Terrible Rodriguez. Image credit: ESPN.com.
First, the Sox won a series against perennial powerhouse New York Spankees (who they're virtually in a four-way race for wild-card with). And then they sweep the best team in baseball this year (at this point), the Detroit Tiggers. We're now only 5 1/2 games behind them, and ahead of everybody else in the wc race, but just barely. Later this week we take on another wild card runner in the Minnesota Twigs, after a four game rest (hopefully) playing around with the Kansas City Royals - the Cubs of the AL.
I think it's because my wife and I went to Friday night's opening game that we whooped les Tigres. And I think my little catch-phrase should catch on. It goes, "Shut up, De-Troiit!" Try it. Wildfire, tellin' ya.