This is it, the chance for the Boston Red Sox to do something positive this season. Over the next six days, the Sox could almost singlehandedly flip the standings in the AL East in favor of the Baltimore Orioles. It’s quite simple, lay down for the next three days, then play like a real team for the three after that against the Yankees.

In the grand scheme of baseball, I feel very little ill will towards the Orioles, despite a few bush league comments after the last game of 2011. The Yankees are the enemy, always have been, always will be. If the Sox can play a part in making their post-season a little more difficult, I’m all for it. It’s not like these three games mean anything to us.

The good news: we are one week away from the end of the Bobby Valentine Era.