When all is said and done the Red Sox are walking away from this weekend with exactly what I wanted, 2 wins. Like I stated earlier, there was definitely a part of me that yearned for the sweep, however you can't be too choosy in high times such as these. According to ESPN.com, the Red Sox are assured at least a 3.5 game lead in the AL East at the end of April (say it with me know, "But it's only April...") depending on if Toronto can defeat Texas at home tonight. So there's a possibility of the Sox having a 4.5 game lead and the best record in MLB after one month of play, not too shabby.
It's OK to get a little excited about this if you're a Red Sox fan. Yes it's only April but these games really do count the same amount as they do in August or September. S#!&, you have to take all the wins you can as they're presented to you right? We all know the season's a marathon, and our heartbreak hill is still yet to be determined, but you have to like what you're seeing this year and it just doesn't seem like the Sox are a rabbit. The most important thing about those crucial games at the end of the season is momentum, and playoff placement. The real battles, and the ones that help teams jockey for position in order to have the opportunity to make the playoffs are the battles early on. No one hands you your wins in the big leagues, and you should take full satisfaction as a fan in the team Theo and company have given you this year, and you should also be satisfied with the way that said team is performing.
One month down, five more to go...