Pale hose rain on BoSox parade

The Red Sox wanted to prove they could beat winning teams. Well, after smashing the White Sox 9-0on Monday, they lost the next two. And now? A four-game series against the evil, evil Yankees and only a one-game lead in the AL East.

Oh, yeah. Manny Ramirez’ thumb may require surgery, after all. ESPN’s Peter Gammons writes that the American League is now a three-team race. And the Red Sox are one of those teams.