A Month of Baseball is a Devil Ray

Looking backward while we look ahead: The bookends of the American League East have more problems than might be apparent at this early date. In first place, the Red Sox are a couple of injuries away from floundering, with my favorite pairing being Beckett and Manny, but hell: throw Schilling into the mix, too. Despite the hype, Tumbling Dice has proven that he is a 4th or 5th. starter and their lineup has more holes than a tennis net.

In last place, the Yankees don’t have any pitching. Forget the injuries, forget the history, forget the Yankees. A-Rod would have to hit 137 home runs, half of them with men on base, for this team to even finish 3rd..

The Devil Rays won yesterday and have a well-earned day off today. As expected, they are tracking the Red Sox from the middle of the pack as they measure their prey before striking. It’s likely, that by the end of this week we’ll be in 2nd. place and poised to make our move. We both play those pesky Twins during the week, so lets wait and see.

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