AL East Round Up: Memories Edition

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Boston Red Sox

I think part of what makes this recent streak by the Blue Jays so enjoyable is that it comes during a huge losing streak by the Red Sox; a streak the Blue Jays had a hand in when they swept their way through Fenway Park. Oh, did I mention that already? Well, how about this: at the end of  play on Saturday, the Red Sox were in the midst of an 8 game losing streak. 9! And, they were 8 games under .500. The memories created last October are starting to disappear.

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In an effort to give their team a boost, the Red Sox signed Stephen Drew. I’m not going to harp on something that has been talked about enough. But, I will say this: It’s not enough to help. Sorry.

In other news…Ian Browne of tells us that Shane Victorino has hit the DL again with his own tighty righty hamstring (see Colby Rasmus). This is already the 2nd time he’s been on the DL dealing with this. *sad trombone* Seriously, I would never mock someone for being hurt. I certainly don’t wish him ill. but, with him on the DL, I think the Red Sox are missing out. That makes me happy. As well, Both Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz did not fair so well against the Blue Jays. These two were supposed to be the anchor of a good starting rotation. The offense was supposed to hit and score a bunch of runs. It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

But, it is. If you think the Rays numbers were bad, check out this gem from

They are near the bottom in, well, almost everything. It is why they are struggling thus far. It is why I smile. It is why I send text messages to my friend and taunt him. Because I can.

This is baseball. You never know what is going to happen; how things will play out. And, like Sportsnet’s Buck Martinez ALWAYS says, ‘That’s the beauty of baseball. You always get another chance. There’s always another game tomorrow.’  There will always be an opportunity for new memories. New Stories.