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Imperfect Ten

When I was young and impressionable I used to watch “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched.“ Because of those shows I thought that if I just found the correct gesture I could do magic. As America sang, “You can do magic / You can have anything that you desire.” Once I snapped my fingers and I looked up to see a rainbow. For days I thought I had discovered the thaumaturgic twitch that could make my wishes come true. If I snapped and an arc of colors didn’t appear it was because I didn’t believe enough.

Like the kid in the Volkswagon commercial I had finally tapped into that mystic wellspring of all-pervasive power.

So when the Red Sox took two out of three games against the Yankees they thought they found their arm fold and blink. Pedro Ciriaco’s go-ahead bloops single over the reach of Robinson Cano’s glove was an ensorcelled nose wiggle. Put together a random series of gestures and BAM! – postseason here we come!

Game 102: July 29, 2012 ∙ 10 innings
WinBoston Red Sox
H: Andrew Miller (12)
BS, W: Alfredo Aceves (5, 2-6)
2B: Ryan Sweeney (19), Jacoby Ellsbury (6)
New York Yankees
L: David Robertson (1-4)
2B: Andruw Jones (6)
HR: Russell Martin (12)

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