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Irrational exuberance grips Red Sox Nation

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  April 9, 2012 11:43 PM

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duck boats.jpgRed Sox 4, Blue Jays 2.

Gas up the Duck Boats.

Cue "Kool And The Gang."

What a difference a save makes? 15 little pitches.

Alfredo Aceves has an ERA (a Lackey-esque 27.00) to go with his first save.

Bobby Valentine possesses the greatest baseball mind of our time.

The Red Sox are on now track to win 40.5 games.

Pennant fever re-grips the Hub.

Still not convinced that Aceves is the answer, one win does not make a bullpen or a closer. Nor does it make a pennant contender - thinking the Red Sox will contend for a wildcard - but 1-3 is a helluva lot better than 0-4.

Monday night I witnessed Big Baby Davis scoring 16 points and grabbing 16 boards while Von Wafer added eight points, and then got home in time to see Aceves record three outs and a save. There's nothing left on my bucket list.

The excitement when Aceves entered Monday night's game with a two-run lead was real. It was a reassuring that despite last September's collapse and this past lost weekend in Detroit, the primal feelings and forever-hope-for-the-best-but-plan-for-the-worst psyche that comes with being a Red Sox fan remains solid and in tact.

Maybe the miracles will continue tonight. Daniel Bard makes it to the 7th inning with a lead. Kevin Youkilis might even get a hit. But let's get too greedy, OK?

The Tobin Bridge was cleared for automotive traffic just moments after J.P. Arencibia grounded out to shortstop. The Mystic River's ecosystem is safe - unless the Bruins fall to the Capitals in the first round.

During Valentine's post-game interview with @jennydellnesn, he sounded like one of those Chilean miners who had been pulled out of the depths of the Earth after being holed up for 69 days. Red Sox fans had been buried in the darkness since September 28.

The biggest non-surprise of the season has been the clutch hitting of Dustin Pedroia, who once again got things going in the ninth with his lead-off double to left. Bullpen implosion or not, he'll always close the deal.

Two more games in Toronto. On Friday the 13th, we'll get the new "Three Stooges" movie, Josh Beckett and the Fenway opener.

Can't wait.

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