I just bought Punchout! for my Wii and it was a very solid decision. (SawxBlog Illustration)
The Red Sox magic number is down to two games which means that the Red Sox could clinch the AL East as soon as tonight. The Red Sox have no one to thank more this year (aside from maybe Beckett, not a bad trade there huh?) then Mike Lowell for being in the position they're in. In a year where Manny and Papi didn't put up the numbers we've come to expect (although Papi's numbers are still pretty sick) and where J.D. just didn't protect like he was supposed to, Mike Lowell was the rock of our offense.
This shown through once again last night as Mike Lowell went 3/5 with 5 RBI and 1 run scored. I know it's been debated at length on SawxBlog over having A-Rod or Lowell next year but goddamn, I love Mike Lowell. The dude's just a total gamer who plays the game hard and with class. Yeah A-Rods a better player, but I'd rather spend the $30 million on more then one player. Lowells veteran leadership, solid defense, and great stick seem to fit in perfectly with this team. No one could have ever replaced Bill Mueller aside from Lowell, and I fear who'll have to someday replace Lowell. This is all for another day in the off season though.
The Red Sox have a division they're about to win, and they're still only 0.5 games behind the Indians for the best record in MLB and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. You've seen the last two nights how well the Red Sox play at Fenway, so lets hope they assure the most home games possible come playoff time.