My wife, Cheryl, and I are life-long Red Sox fans having grown up and gone to school in Massachusetts. We’re finding it really hard to believe and it’s sad in a way, that it’s May 22nd and the Red Sox have just climbed back up to .500 ball. The only saving grace is that we met the Yankees coming DOWN to .500 ball joining us in the cellar of the A.L. East. It has been interesting – in the last couple of days we’ve seen runs scored against the Sox on balks and double steals advancing runners who score shortly thereafter. We’re big Bobby V. fans and as many of you know Bobby Valentine is from Stamford and was the First County Bank spokesperson for many years. I can’t help but wonder how long it will take for Bobby and the GM to stop loading up the DL and put some bench strength in place?
I spent last evening with the Bank’s management team at the Bluefish game in Bridgeport. It’s a great place to see a ball game and very reasonably priced for a night’s entertainment. It was free hot dog night for kids so the place was packed – a group of little ones even opened the game with the National Anthem. The kids, including my “kids” had a ball. I even caught my first foul ball! Caught is not entirely accurate but I have the bruise on my hand to show I at least stopped it from hitting me, then I picked it up. You should bring your family sometime this season.
Anyway, it’s a pretty good day in my household when we start off by checking last night’s scores and are able to say the “Sox won, Yankees lost”. We – that is mostly me – think we’ll see the Red Sox and Yankees in the playoffs later this year but in the meantime, do you think you can at least stay above .500 for a while?