This is just a cool picture of Curt Shilling. Found it on Yahoo! Sports. Its as if you know he is just about to throw a pea past that chump Angels hitter in the batters box. The Sox are entering a very critical point in the season as they are playing the next nine games against the Angels, Rangers and A’s, the best teams of the AL West and the main competitors in the Wild Card. The Red Sox have had a scorching August, reducing the lead of the Yankees from 10.5 games to just 4.5. If they can come out of the next nine games 6-3 and at the same time have the Yankees win just 4 or 5, I, and probably most in Red Sox Nation, would be very happy.

Hot Stove League

The hot stove season is upon us in Major League Baseball. Red Sox with the first bold move by putting Manny Ramirez on irrevocable wavers. A very interesting, and bold move by the Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. I love the way he is playing with the Yankees with this move. I doubt anyone will take Manny but I think they will succeed in moving him to free up some salary. I am not too thrilled with the prospect of them trading Nomar Garciaparra however.