As a Yankees fan, I've been avoiding mentioning the Red Sox' 0-6 start for two reasons: It's the first week of the season for God's sake; and with a three-game series between the two AL East juggernauts beginning today, it's inevitable that the losing streak will be snapped sometime this weekend. Actually, probably this afternoon.
It pains me to say that as a Pinstripes diehard. But you know Fenway Park will be more insane than usual today and even though Phil Lackey's sporting a 22.09 ERA (compared to Phil Hughes's 11.25), there isn't a pitching staff or lineup that's more "due" than Boston right now. I still think the Yanks will win the three-game series, but look for the Sox to toss that monkey off their back this afternoon.
But if they don't… Oh, boy, let's make sure the grief counselors have cleared their schedules. All this talk about Sox fans being on the "ledge" because of six straight losses to the Rangers and Indians is nothing compared to what a sweep by the Yankees would bring to the city of Boston.
And Hollywood for that matter. Via this morning's Hot Clicks comes a hilarious photo story by the guys over at Midwest Sports Fans called "One Win Hunting." It stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Theo Epstein, all the winless Red Sox, and other surprise cameos. It's absolutely hilarious and a must see. So click over here to view it, and then Sound Off in the comments with your thoughts on the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, and how it will play out this weekend.