While the Patriots strive for perfection, the Red Sox are trying not to blow the AL East. After tonight's results, I think they actually might pull it off (3 game lead with 5 games left). Even though, I proclaimed last week to myself that they would probably blow it. Here's the thing about baseball, the division title really doesn't matter.
I'm worried about the Red Sox's postseason. The three other teams (Angels, Indians, and Yankees) are all difficult opponents. Honestly, won't be surprised if they get eliminated in the ALDS. The big difference between this year's Red Sox and the '03 and '04 teams is the fire.
Those teams were special. This team is good, but being good doesn't win you a World Series. Talk to the Yankees about that.