Dear Red Sox,
You know I love you, right? I'm not a pink hat & I'm not a post-2004 fan. If you blow your lead this season & end up limping into the playoffs as the Wild Card pick, I will still be waiting anxiously by the TV in April 2008 for your season opener.
However, I think we need to talk. You boys are better than this. Well, Gagne isn't, but the rest of you are. Our lead has been whittled down to a slim 1.5 games, but it's still a lead & we've got just nine more regular-season games to play.
I trust that you'll take tomorrow's day off to rest up for a Tampa Bay butt-kicking this weekend. You can do this, boys. I still have faith. ;)