I have to be honest: seeing the Sox’ win streak end at the hands of Small Game James and the Cowbell Rays bothered me more than perhaps it should have. So I’m hoping that tonight the Sox can right the ship and put a little more space between them and the rest of the AL East.

No better man for the job than Josh Beckett, as I see it. And while all eyes may be on the ice rink tonight, our hearts, as always, are at the ballpark.