Sorry for the delay, everyone.
A lot has happened since my last post. Three if by Strike has added a new writer, Jordan "Doc" Coulombe, who I've known for five years now but who's name I still have a tremendous amount of trouble spelling. The Bruins made a storybook Stanley Cup Playoff run only to fall two games shy in the Finals, leaving me in a tailspin for the better part of two weeks.
Aaron Hernandez killed a guy!
The Celtics ousted Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and head coach Doc Rivers, but signed 36-year-old Brad Stevens to head up a new-look Boston team and drafted seven-footer out of Gonzaga Kelly Olynyk. And all the while, the Sox have been the hottest team in the American League, creeping up to 20 games over .500 in early July.
But back to the Bruins. It took seven games to beat the Maple Leafs, but then nine to beat the Rangers and Penguins combined. Then the Cup... You know what, let's just stop there. Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, Jaromir Jagr, Rich Peverley, Anton Khudobin and Tyler Seguin are gone. I'm going to blame my long absence from blogging for not being able to come up with an appropriate wording for how I feel about that.
And speaking of feelings, getting a pretty good one about the Sox this season. It's tough to not like this team, and hey - don't think I've forgotten what this blog says just below the blog name at the top, there. John Lackey has gone from complete lackey back to John Lackey this season, and it seems like everyone, from Jose Iglesias to Shane Victorino to Koji Uehara has stepped up when this team has needed them to.
Bills looks okay, but we'll talk about that later.
Does this mean the blog is back in full force? That's up to you guys. Your support for this blog has been tremendous thus far, and even just writing this rambly recap piece, I remember how fun it is to have a blog. So if Three if by Strike puts up some numbers, then your summer just got a little bit hotter.