Last night was a frenzied night for sports fans here in Boston. All the hype before Game 6 Stanley Cup finals built up throughout the day (really throughout the weekend since Friday night) and culminated in a great game for the Bruins. The result is a Game 7 on Wednesday night in Vancouver which is sure to be hockey overload. In a good way.
But the reality is that after Wednesday we will only have baseball to contend with as both the NBA and NHL finals will be over this week. Last year in Boston we had the Celtics in the finals which went into June (I remember well because Game 7 was 2 days before my wedding). This year we have had an inspiring run by the Bruins well into June. For many years in Boston there was not a lot of competition for the Red Sox in June. But after Wednesday all the attention will be on the Red Sox and they are in great shape heading into the mid-season.
Tonight the Red Sox play the Rays at Tropicana Field and they will be playing for their 10th straight win. What a relaxing way to wind down after an intense hockey game last night and before a super intense Game 7 tomorrow night (with the State or Origin game in the morning as well). Red Sox are now 2.5 games ahead of the Yankees in the AL East. They are 4.5 games ahead of the Rays and can really hurt them with a series win this week.
So tonight I will be watching a nice relaxing Red Sox game, resting up for a big Rugby League game in Australia in the morning (live at 5:30am) and the biggest hockey game ever (well at least for me) in the evening!