We don’t believe in "virtual ties". Though the Sox, according to the standings, sit in first place (trailing only by those elusive "percentage points"), we know better: they aren’t in first place. They have simply played more games than the Rays. That is, in and of itself, not really an accomplishment.
Tonight, however, our team can take back, legitimately, a true share of the AL East. Josh Beckett strides to the hill for the Sox and, in our humble opinion, really needs to begin asserting himself (assuming he’s healthy). His year has been middling, his presence nothing like what it was last October. We want that Beckett back (and in time for the postseason), and tonight’s game, with an opportunity to grab first place, should be enough motivation for our erstwhile ace (Lester’s the man of the moment, frankly).
Chat away about the game here.