With the Red Sox back in the basement of the American League East, a full 10 games behind the Yankees in the loss column, perhaps we can all focus on the real drama unfolding on the Boston baseball beat.

We refer, of course, to Carl Crawford's rehabilitation.

I know I speak for most baseball fans when I say I can't get enough of it. From Fort Myers to Lowell, from Manchester to Pawtucket, I find every mile of Carl's hard road back to Boston to be enthralling and inspirational. It's almost like following Springsteen's European Tour, one appearance more captivating than the last.