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Sports Because I Don't Want To Talk About Me

It's almost the All-Star Break. The Red Sox aren't leading the division and, despite the fabulous win last night, really can't seem to win on the road. Are they trailing the Yankees? No. The Yankees really suck this season. I really think their reign of terror is over.

No, the real threat this season for the Sox is Tampa Bay. I watched the hideous sweep down in St. Pete earlier this week and I still can't fathom what changed for them to make them this good this late in the season. When the team was formed, it was filled with All-Star veterans who frankly were close to retirement and they sucked. Then, they switched it up and filled their team with cheap young talent that may have been better with better coaching but they sucked too. Now, they have natural born young talent and veterans who'd be on the bench on most any other team and given a chance to shine. I'm certainly not switching my allegiance but my "I support two teams..." tee may now be "irrelevant" instead of the intended "irreverent."

Now, more on the road woes of the Sox. The starting pitching has been great. If your starter gives up 3 runs or less, you should be able to win even without a bat as big as Papi's. Take more batting practice. Do something.

While the starting pitching as been good for the most part, the bulllpen has sucked ass. I really believe that the Sox won last night not because they gave up seven runs but because Jon Lester went nine throwing a complete game shutout. Don't even put the relief corps on the mound. Mike Timlin has just come off the DL and Tito says we need him. Not if he sucks we don't...

Get it together boys because Tampa Bay winning the division is way too weird to contemplate...

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