Friday, August 06, 2004
It is time for the Sox to take off and it appears that the team NOW has its collective heads on straight.
When the Red Sox were in Minnesota last weekend, Manny Ramirez went into Terry Francona's office and suggested that the club was "(expletive) around too much." Francona agreed, Manny went down to first in 4.2 second in every at-bat for the weekend and made a spectacular catch Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
The club needs to win 14 out of the next 23 games against inferior opponents. It is possible with fourteen at home. The time is now for the Sox because at the end of August begins a critical nine game stretch versus Anaheim, Texas, and Oakland.