‘We don't have a Pedro bobblehead at our house’: Pedro.
Can’t believe it. ... Is someone piping nitrous oxide into my apartment? Stop it! ... Don't know about you, but I can only describe it as floating and cartwheeling somewhere within Alice in Wonderland, Twilight Zone and a Star Trek Dual Universe episode, with the Cat, Rod and Spock telling me it’s true but not true. And I'm talking about nitrous oxide, not the Sox. ... Only one thing to say: Don’t get cocky, kids. ... Still not divulging my secret-weapon superstition, but Reader No. 1 perhaps unwisely divulges his:
“We don't have a Pedro bobblehead
at our house, but we do have a replica of Fenway Park in the living room (with players in field position, and the dugout), which Mom can't move until the series is over. So at the risk of jinxing us, I sense this morning we may be coming in for a landing. ... Maybe it was Pedro's sort-of-farewell at the live press conference last night or Dennis & Callahan complaining that the series is boring on WEEI this morning... There are too many writers covering this to say anything original other than -- it's been great. And does Keith Foulke
remind anyone else of Adam Vinateri?"
FYI: I’m still very nervous and near panic, despite the laughing gas giggles. Schilling isn’t likely to pitch if this gets back to Fenway. Please end it soon.
FYI II Update -- As one wag just put it, "If any team can pull off the greatest comeback and collapse in the same season, it's the Sox." ... So, don't get cocky, kids.