So things haven’t gone well for the Red Sox these last two weeks. But don’t fret, Sox fans. Perhaps a little perspective is in order — after all, we’ve come through long, tough stretches before (86 years or so). The Sox have had plenty of success after opening early leads against the Yankees — like in
1949 1978 2005 2006 … — hmm, well, OK.
Nevertheless, we here at the SF portion of YFSF do believe it’s a bit too early for the bridge-jumping. Here are some reasons you should back away from the ledge:
- The Sox aren’t playing nearly as badly as the Yankees were last month, and look how quickly they turned it around.
- Because Julio Lugo, J.D. Drew, Coco Crisp, Wily Mo Pena, Curt Schilling, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jon Lester, Joel Pineiro and Mike Timlin will show up any day now.
- It’s what Yankee fans do when their team hits the skids.
- All together now: "If you’d told us in March we’d be up by 7.5 on the Yankees in mid-June, we’d call you crazy."
- You’d miss A-Rod’s divorce trial.
- WEEI hasn’t been this interesting all season.
- You won’t be able to say, "Did you see that
catchslow roller to short Coco made?"
- Jason Giambi might yet return to the Yankees’ active roster.
- One hundred more games = 100 more synonyms for "collapse."
- It wouldn’t work. The enormous pile of 2400 other Sox fans would break your fall.