It’s funny how when it felt like the team would lose 1-0 I didn’t mind so much but when they ended up losing 5-0 it annoyed me.
Lackey pitched well last night. Â That’s all I’m going to focus on.
Today is a 3:35pm game. Â I was hoping to live blog/chat it but I won’t be able to. Â Live chats will start up in earnest next week on either Tuesday or Wednesday depending on my schedule. Â I’ll make a more definite decision at some point before/by the weekend.
Red at Surviving Grady had a post yesterday about the standing ovation Carl Crawford got on Patriots’ Day when he hit his double. Â It was amazing how you could genuinely feel that it wasn’t a mock cheer or ovation, people were so very happy for him (and for us, I suppose). Â I’m pleased that the feeling made its way to Crawford:
â€œIt felt good,â€™â€™ Crawford said. â€œFans were really supportive. Teammates have been supportive. Everybody around me has been supportive. It felt real good to feel the support like that.â€™â€™
So quit the bitching and stop booing this man, people who are doing so. Â Positive reinforcement will always get better results than negative.
It’s slow going right now, folks, but the Red Sox are heading in the right direction. Â 4.5 games out of first place on April 20th isn’t insurmountable.
(Also here’s a reminder that the Postcard Shower is still on! They Sox are on a road trip and it’ll be great for them to all come back to the showering of support!)
Random stat that doesn’t mean anything but probably scares some folks: Â The only team in MLB right now with a worse record than the Red Sox is the New York Mets (the Sox are 5-11 and the Mets are 5-12)
Blog suggestion for the day: Â Jen at Baseball Heavy is always entertaining and if you’re interested in finding out what’s going on with the PawSox she’s a great source of information!