And what a way to begin. Wake got his taint handed to him early and that was it. 6 in the first and it was over before it ever started. Great way to start off the second half of the season for the Sox. I gotta say, I'm pretty psyched about this team right now with guys like Eric Patterson in the starting lineup and bringing the great Kevin Cash back for another go, how can you not be optimistic about this team right now? Combine those heavy hitters with Theo's recent comments about how he doesn't see the team making any major moves at the deadline because there's no one out there and you've got yourself a pretty kick-ass 2 1/2 months of baseball left. Sure, they'll get a lift when (if) they are ever able to field their team that they put together back in April, but at this point it might not be enough. Yup, that's me right now, wicked optimistic and totally looking forward to Felix Doubront starting tonight.