NEXT, IT WILL BE LOCUSTS. The Red Sox have now humiliated the Yankees for two games in a row. They’ve gone from seven and a half games back to one and a half games back in the space of two weeks. Obviously, there’s something off in the world – in a good way.

Of course, this is probably just the tantalizing lead up to the crushing disappointment. Here are two quotes describing the self-flagellation that is the condition of being a Sox fan. In the Globe, David Halberstam recounts the experience of a fan who inherited his love for the Sox down through the generations:

First they killed my father. Now they’re coming after me.

And another, off the tee-vee:

Being a Sox fan is like watching the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy and Toto die at the end.

Anyway, here’s to October. Or did I speak too soon?