Sunday, October 28, 2007


The Red Sox get high in Denver.

It would appear to be time for Mayor Menino to get the Duck Boats ready. Red Sox Rolling Rally II should jam the streets of Boston this week.

On the third anniversary of their first World Series title in 86 years, the Sox moved a step closer to another championship with a 10-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies last night. The relentless Franconamen took the thin air out of Coors Field with six runs in the third inning. Electric rookie Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits (three doubles) and Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck a two-run single – his first big league hit – in Boston’s big third inning.

The Series feels more like a coronation than contest. The Sox hold a commanding 3-0 lead and the reeling Rockies know the only team in baseball history to recover from such a deficit was . . . the Boston Red Sox of 2004. Small comfort when your source of inspiration is sitting in the opposite dugout.

“I prefer this to that old feeling,” Sox owner John W. Henry said yesterday. “This doesn’t seem like reality. It’s surreal. But I’m enjoying it much more than 2004, when there was a degree of suffering on every pitch because we wanted to win so badly. If we do win again, it will make people feel more like 2004 wasn’t a fluke; that we’re not just stat geeks.”

C’mon, guys…get the sweep.