Monday, April 25, 2011

Great News For Red Sox Nation!

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The Boys From Beantown are smokin'!

After a horrific 0-6 and then 2-9 start the Boston Red Sox have gone on a tear and are now just 1 game under .500 at 10-11. They are riding a 5-game winning streak and have won 8 out of their last 10 games, all on the backs of their masterful 5 starters.

That's the good news. Now for the great news--

Over the last 9 games the Red Sox starting pitching has been so dominant that they have combined for a minuscule 0.88 ERA over that span. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Red Sox starters were that dominant over a 9-game stretch was WAY BACK in 1918 when they combined for a 0.84 ERA led by their then-ace Babe Ruth. Remember him from his old pre-2004 "Curse of the Bambino" days?

Maybe this dominant 9-game stretch by Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Daisuke Matsuzaka, John Lester and Clay Buchholz is an omen because when The Babe and his staff did it in 1918 the Red Sox went on to win the World Series. So let's call it, "The Omen of the Bambino", since he's now a friend and no longer haunting the BoSox.

Curse? What curse?

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