I don't know what it would take to get Eric Gagne, but I'd be sure willing to find out.
Gagne in the 7th, Okajima in the 8th, Papelbon in the 9th.
You know what that means? The AL East race becomes a Little League game. Six innings long.
I'm not as enamoured with Octavio Dotel, but I think you could conceivably get three outs with the likes of Manny Delcarmen, Mike Timlin, Javier Lopez, and Dotel. Hooooooooooooooooolian Tavarez and Kyle Snyder are your long guys.
This move becomes a boon, especially as the Sox magic number dips under 50 tonight. Get the bullpen arms a little bit of work until the Sept. callups, then begin the process of resting and setting up your playoff rotation.
Kudos to WBRU and WMVY FM radio stations. On the drive in this a.m., the luxury automobile was rocking like a street blaster in a Miami Bass war.
Except, it was U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on the home for alternative rock in the great state of Rhode Island.
And later, on Martha's Vineyard's solid spot in the cyberuniverse - MVYradio.com - they provided another U2 classic: "Pride (In the Name of Love)."
If I hear "Gloria" or "Like a Song" at any point today, I'll retire from terrestrial radio - because it just goes downhill from that point...