To me, true success in life would be to develop both physically and spiritually to our fullest and to endure to the end!" - Harmon Killebrew
Watching the Red Sox often becomes a religious experience - awe and penance. As we rapidly approach the last week of the baseball season, the Red Sox pitching failed them, as a solid performance by Tim Wakefield morphed into a nightmare of 'wild in the strike zone' by Mike Timlin, who couldn't hit his spots. Timlin escaped a couple of hanging pitches to Jonny Gomes, who eventually capitalized with a gap triple.
The Sox have a day off to lick their wounds and (maybe) probably drink heavily to forget. Baseball players have to have a short memory to deal with the inevitable failure attendant in baseball. Great pitchers win 60 percent of their games; great hitters succeed over three times in ten.
So Sox fans will sleep fitfully. Some will drink, smoke, or eat too much, dogs will wonder why their masters curse, and too many will sullenly wait for Friday's gauntlet.