Friday, May 14, 2010
Even after a 14-12 stretch for the Red Sox, I’m not hitting the panic button yet. I don’t think the Red Sox make the playoffs although they do still have a shot at the postseason. My opinion could change after May 26th. As of right now, I’m holding Yawkey Way stock. But the Olde Towne Team has to kick some ass in the next thirteen games - eleven on the road - against the top teams in the A.L. and the two-time defending N.L. Champs, the Phillies. This stretch will be a barometer for the Red Sox season.
I’m buying the Celtics. They match up relatively well against the Magic’s three top offensive weapons - KG - Lewis, Perk - Howard, Ray Ray - Carter. In this series, Pierce and Rondo have to lead the way offensively.
I’m also buying the Cavs and Cleveland. LBJ is not leaving Cleveland. The “Mistake by the Lake”’s economy is not going to collapse. LBJ still has to bring a Championship to OH-IO. He will have an early opt-out clause in his contract.