Y'know a year ago, staring a sweep at the hands of the Orioles in the face would incite panic. Or at least some significant frustration. It'd be the low point of the season, most likely.
Now? Not so much. Partly that's because the Orioles are better, but it's also about the fact that, but for Clay Buchholz being on the mound tonight, we'd be resigned to that fate.
2013 can only be better, right?
(As if to drive home the bad times, our information provider seems to be down, so no fun picture widgets!)
|BOSTON RED SOX||BALTIMORE ORIOLES|
|Jacoby Ellsbury, DH||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Carl Crawford, LF||J.J. Hardy, SS|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Nate McLouth, LF|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Adam Jones, CF|
|Cody Ross, RF||Matt Wieters, C|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C||Chris Davis, DH|
|Nick Punto, 3B||Mark Reynolds, 1B|
|Pedro Ciriaco, SS||Manny Machado, 3B|
|Scott Podsednik, CF||Omar Quintanilla, 2B|
Go Buchholz! 'Cause he's worth rooting for now, at least.