When Josh Beckett is firing off "baseball terms" to umpires in the seventh inning and the Red Sox are actually worried that those "baseball terms" are going to end the starter's day, then that is a good thing for the Sox.
Sometimes it's hard to see through the 24-hour seasons that the Red Sox seem to live through, but Monday was one of those days that offered a pretty good reminder regarding just how good life is these days for this team.
It was a ninth-inning that featured all manner of crazy. The Red Sox navigated a 2-1 lead into the final frame, a development that suggested near-certain victory. The team was 19-0 when leading after six innings this year, and 20-0 when leading after eight.