Things are starting to turn in a positive direction for the Sox. Bobby Valentine has gotten very creative with the lineup in terms of finding ways to keep Will Middlebrooks around. I’m not panicking yet, there is still plenty of baseball left to play. However if after the all-star break things don’t start to look up, then I might hit the panic button, but I do like the direction that the team is going. With somewhat new management, and a new team manager, I’m not expecting the Red Sox to win the World Series this season, do I believe that they can win it? Yes, but things take time, and as a die-hard, non pink hat fan I, like all others have to be patient. Sometimes it is difficult to be patient, with the team currently in last place, something that as fans we have not been accustomed to in a few seasons, the best thing to do is be patient.