Love Coaster

The first thing I read online today was a tweet from a pal on Twitter:

So I look @ the AL East standings this morning & think, “The #RedSox still have a chance.” Eternal optimist, or completely delusional?

Normally, this person is a lot more rational than I am and lives in a more realistic world than mine, so what he wrote took me a bit by surprise.  See, I had the almost exact thought early this morning and before I read his tweet I wasn’t going to dare write about it.

But, what the heck, we’re all friends here, right?

See, this is why I love baseball and why I especially love the Red Sox.  Sure the chances of their making it to the playoffs are slimmer than slim but they make it so damn exciting.  They make rational people think “Holy cow maybe there IS a chance?” by fielding a team made up of a heckuva lot of  rookies who beat the tar out of the team currently right ahead of them in the standings.

Everything could change tonight.  They could lose and folks will be back on the “Let’s just watch the rest of the season play out and wait for next year” bandwagon.  Or they could win again and even more of those rational folks who gave up on the season might join us on Twitter wondering if the impossible is, in fact, possible.

I don’t know about you all, but I’m enjoying the hell out of this.

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