Everyone says you should stop and smell the roses, right? My own variation on that line is, whenever you find yourself in a good position, be sure to enjoy it, because everything changes.
Well, the Red Sox are currently 36-15, the Yankees are 21-29, and the difference between them is a whopping 14 1/2 games. That’s so cool I can hardly stand it.
Reality (in the form of the adjusted standings at Baseball Prospectus) says that the Sox are playing slightly over their heads (1.5 games above their third-order adjusted wins) while the Yankees are way below (by a huge 7 games). That’s not going to last. Part of that is due to the Sox closing games better than the Yankees these days, but that should level out some, too. Once the Yankees start hitting the cover off the ball again, watch out.
Still, this is really a fun time to be a Sox fan. I want to make sure I enjoy it, so that later in the season after the Yankees have won 10 in a row and the Sox have dropped six, I remember this.
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