Today's 'rubber match' between The Bronx Embalmers and your Carmine Hose is a petty big one—maybe even the prototypical "biggest game of the year". The final game before the All-Star Break is always big—because it sets the attitudinal tone for the second half. Win it, and you go out on a high note. Lose it, and you carry that funk for days. This year, the final game has even more meaning. The Red Sox could find themselves just 4.5 games out of first at the break with a win today over The Evil Ones. A loss and they are set back to 6.5. That's a huge psychological and statistical swing.