Wasn’t there some Greek God who got his power from his beard? Or was it a superhero? Or maybe I dreamed the whole thing. Anyway, this year’s Red Sox team may not get its power from the beard, but who among us knows for sure. Is there anyone out there who honestly wouldn’t cringe and reach for the schnapps if this team suddenly took the field for Game 5 clean shaven? It makes me sick to even type the words.

Tonight, how about we start hitting some time before the sixth inning, just to mix things up? And maybe we send Drew out for snacks just before the game starts? While I don’t doubt this team has the ability to come back from a 3-2 deficit in the series, I don’t want them to have to prove it. Let’s get this one, then finish it at home on Saturday.