(Photo from Boston.com)
Okay, look, it's late (early?) but I needed to declare exactly how madly in love with Jacoby Ellsbury I am. And look at him, validating the love and affection with the 4-for-5 and the 2 RBIs and the two runs scored. Someone loves me back, is what I'm saying. All that and free tacos to boot.
That, my friends, is a rookie who delivers. As is Dustin Pedroia, of course, who has adopted the attitude of a grizzled veteran when talking about Ellsbury which is just the best thing ever. Almost as awesome as Kevin Youkilis, dressed in full Everest climbing gear. Which, honestly, makes no sense considering that Youkilis generally has so many problems with the sweating that Fox feels bound to mention it. Maybe he just likes mittens?
Anyway, there is likely no team in sports less comfortable with a three games to none lead than these Red Sox. Because they know that's anything but a sure thing. But things could not be better right now. And the good times keep rolling on.