Here in Boston, there is now officially panic.
Today is the first day that you can actually feel it in the air. From the radio, to the office, the Red Sox are the topic of conversation.
I'm already hearing people say 'We'll at least we have the Patriots..'
I've heard people bringing back the slogans and catch phrases they used back in 2003 and 2004, you know, when they were the underdogs.
There are actually people panicking enough to give up on a team whose magic-number to make the playoffs is 3. I'm starting to actually hear people justify the wild card, saying that it will actually be to the Sox benefit to get into the playoffs that way..
I just do not understand this city and this fan base. I think this is the first time they've had to sweat all season long, and they're clearly over-reacting. It's amusing to say the least.
After the early season woes us Yankee fans had to endure, I won't pretend I don't get just a little enjoyment out of watching the fans around here finally sweat a bit.
Lets keep up the optimism. Lets go Yankees!