That’s the funny thing about the World Series. We spend the entirety of a long season trying to win it, and then we do win it, and then it’s over. And then it’s suddenly back to business as usual, trying to do the things that will make it possible for us to win it again.
We acquired righty Burke Badenhop from the Brewers. Basically, he’s a workhorse in the bullpen, so he’ll add some nice depth and dependability, especially down the stretch. So far, we’ve shown interest in Corey Hart and Carlos Beltran, and supposedly we’re keeping an open mind as far as alternative options behind the plate are concerned. Pedroia won an incredibly well-deserved Heart and Hustle Award.
In other news, the B’s beat the Canes, 4-1, and Rangers, 2-1. We also lost to the Blues, 3-2, in a shootout but beat the Canes again yesterday, 3-2. The Pats dropped a nailbiter to the Panthers, 24-20.