As we enter the last few weeks of the regular season with the Red Sox clinging to a five and a half game lead and the hated Yankees breathing down our necks, I've decided to follow the Homeland Security's lead and institute something akin to the terror threat level so members of Red Sox Nation know how worried we should be about the Evil Empire's chances of sticking it to us again. The "Red Sox Panic Level" will be displayed on the left and will be updated as appropriate. Here's a color guide:
All is well in the Nation = All is well in the Nation.
I have a bad feeling about this... = Is it getting hot in here?
There is a great disturbance in the Force = Here we go again...
It's a trap! = Be afraid...be very afraid.
Luke...I AM YOUR FATHER! = Full fledged panic mode.
Now let's hope the Panic level never reaches the red...