Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – Maybe they’ve finally pulled it together? Or maybe not. Their starting pitching has taken a physical beating with Lackey and Dice-K both on the DL. Pedroia is still struggling at the plate, as is Crawford. They still have work to do. But they’ve won 7 straight now and had a slugfest against the Cubbies tonight. Best of all, they’re ahead of the Yankees and just a half-game out of first in the AL East.

Bruins – Now up 2-1 in the series.

Parallels for Mac – Allows you to run Windows 7 and Microsoft apps on a Mac desktop. The visual presentation is very slick. I just wish I could find a compelling reason to actually use Mac OSX. I just don’t get the appeal.