Thursday morning Red Sox Nation screamed, "Hallelujah!"
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Well, because the Boston Red Sox aren't playing today.
Wow. Fans are actually happy about an off day? What's going on here?
For the first time in a long time, Boston has lost five games straight.
How bad is it?
The New York Yankees just stole first place rankings in the American League East, and now are two games up.
How did this happen?
Boston's offense decided to take an extended vacation after Clay Buchholz's start in Toronto last Friday. As a team, the Red Sox are batting .192 and have scored nine runs in five games.
Did someone spike their Powerade?
Who knows? Anything is possible at this point.
Red Sox Nation, though we may be at the brink of trying every trick of the trade to get rid of the bad karma, remember this: Have you kept quiet towards Yankees Universe?
When the Red Sox were five games ahead in the AL East, did you rub it in New York's face?
When the Red Sox swept the Yankees April 24-26, did you do the Papelbon dance in front of fans?
When the Red Sox swept the Yankees in the Bronx, did you say "the Yankees suck" afterwards?
When the Red Sox made it 8-0 against New York, did you think that the Yankees would never beat Boston?
Now is the time to keep quiet and let Yankees fans ruin their karma. Don't start pointless arguments. Don't start shouting matches with friends, family, co-workers, or random people on the street.
Let Yankee fans dig their own hole and look like the fools, because this Red Sox fan has kept her quiet and cool and hasn't said peep to rub it in any Yankee fan's face.
The Sox have friendly Fenway to look forward to on Friday, and the trading season has only begun.