After yet another frustrating game tonight, I know there’s some major unrest in Red Sox Nation. I admit that I have also contributed to the negativity lately. But then I remembered that every morning when I wake up and crawl out of my crate, I truly believe it’s the best day of my life. Maybe it’s because I eat raw turkey necks for breakfast, or maybe I’m just an optimistic pup. Either way, I’m going to stay positive and point out all the good things that are happening with the Red Sox:
1. Julio Lugo actually drove in a run (his first RBI of the year). Although his RBI came on a kind of fluke bloop hit, this proves that Lugo is not purposely trying to get out with men in scoring position (even though he did hit into a key double-play when the Sox were rallying).
2. Julian Tavarez hasn’t punched anyone in the face yet this year. He also hasn’t punched any bullpen phones. This is great news because we need Tavarez not to break his hand as he emerges as the anchor of the Sox middle relief (0.00 ERA in 3 innings pitched).
3. Mike Timlin has recovered from his hunting injury and rejoins the team on Friday, which means we don’t have to deal with Bryan Corey anymore.
4. Fenway Park still serves Fenway Franks.
5. It’s statistically impossible for David Ortiz’s batting average to drop any lower.
7. Once Tito pulls Wakefield tomorrow and the bullpen lets the game get out of hand, there’s always the BC Eagles in the Frozen Four