What a nice day First, an afternoon spent upstate with Mrs. SF and Soxbaby Isaac, baseball free. Then the team nips old foe El Duque and the White Hot Sox (on NESN tonight, to boot, so no Hawk Harrelson to contend with), Wade Miller tosses 7 shutout innings, Manny goes deep and All-Star ‘Tek homers to put Posada back in his rightful place, the win ultimately topped off with a Schilling save. All this after the Sox sign super-prospect Craig Hansen to a deal earlier in the day, and the Orioles lose to the woeful D-Rays.
Whereas a week ago the team seemed in disarray, all of a sudden there’s reason to think of possible flexibility coupled with some serious upside: could Curt be moving back to the rotation? Would this facilitate an Arroyo move to the pen, adding needed depth? It remains to be seen if Schilling can get it done for more than an inning, and Hansen’s obviously never even smelled a minor league locker room. Regardless, the last few days have brought a welcome change in the Sox’ level of play.
One more thing, to make the day even better: go Angels!