And here come the Rangers. You may remember them from that time they swept the Red Sox by a total score of 16-4. Or you may simply choose not to. That would be entirely reasonable.
Whether or not you choose to remember, though, they're in Fenway now, which means a chance for revenge, and also a chance for disaster. With the East as close as it is right now, revenge would be quite the boost, while disaster would likely erase what cushion the Sox have established for themselves.
So, hey, let's vanquish some demons rather than letting them get stronger. How 'bout it, Dempster?