I’m hearing and reading a lot of “The Sox have the AL East wrapped up” crap. It’s May 15th, people! It took the Sox 6 weeks to build up this 8.5 game lead; the Yankees can wipe it out just as quickly and there are close to 20 weeks left in the season. If the Yankees pick up a game a week, which is feasible, they’ll overtake the Sox in late July. There’s still enough time in the season for the Yankees to catch them by picking up a game every other week. We’ve seen it before.