Let’s face it, whether or not the Red Sox actually win tonight is largely irrelevant. While the math tells me we’re still alive, my gut tells me October’s gonna offer me a lot of time to perfect my backhand. And no, I don’t play tennis, thanks.
Symbolically, however, a win tonight would be nice. After all, the team is honoring Johnny Pesky in a pre-game ceremony, and also by having every player wear number 6. It wouldn’t suck to see them actually win this one for Johnny–something they couldn’t quite do on the day of his passing.
Sadly, these days, I can’t count on the Sox for much of anything. So let’s just say I’m happy that fans across the park and around the world can give Mr. Pesky a proper send-off.
Godspeed, number 6.