Let me get this straight:

The Red Sox drop the first game of this series to Texas, prompting an all out “Holy Christ we’d rather face Darth Vader and Nazis and Rodan and Klingons and Sontarans and a giant, glowing, laser-shooting orb than face the Rangers in the playoffs” vibe across the Nation.

Then, over the next three games, the Sox score 30 runs, Gonzo belts five home runs, Ortiz goes batshit crazy, Beckett tears the Rangers to shreds and freakin’ Andrew Miller three-hits them over 6.1 innings?

Pass the bong, Cheech. It’s only gonna get cooler from here.