Now that I’ve had time to flush last night’s loss out of my system (thanks to Mother Alcohol), I’m looking forward to seeing Lackey step it up for this critical game–far more critical to the Sox than the Rays. I’m not holding on to negative vibes; if I lived that way, the Sox would have killed me decades ago. We win tonight, we walk away just 4.5 games behind the rays. And I’ll take a double serving of that.

Who’s with me! Excellent. Let’s roll.