Sunday, April 28, 2002

''A fire is raging in Boston''

So said Larry Lucchino, president of the Red Sox after yesterday's no-no.

''We're trying to control our emotions a bit,'' Lucchino said. ''But human nature being what it is, it's hard to control when things are going as well as they are (Edes, The Boston Globe).

I'm having a tough time controlling mine.

Every bit I read and see regarding yesterday's game, and every memory of listening to it on the webcast has me getting all choked up. Especially this bit:

''It's tough when you don't do well - especially in this town,'' said Lowe [addressing the fans at Fenway through a microphone], still dazed from his remarkable outing. ''When you don't win, you get it from everyone. It's not like in other cities, where you can just drift away'' (MacMullan, The Boston Globe).

My emotional unraveling has me wondering what I'll be like when the unthinkable finally occurs.