The vacation is over, unfortunately. And so is the series against the Devil Rays. Tonight the Sox head north to the godless, soulless, Memorial Day-less land of Canada, where they face off against Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays. Is it just me, or is anyone else getting sick of these AL East matchups? The imbalanced schedule has major merits, but this never-ending string of in-division games is starting to get tedious. We want to see some new faces, not the over-enlarged noggin of Shea Hillenbrand, again.
Tonight’s matchup couldn’t look worse for the Sox. Matt Clement vs. Roy Halladay. Timlin on the DL. Pena on the DL. Manny uncertain. Just when you think it’s all getting Coco-pacetic, the baseball gods remind you not to get too cocky. So our expectations are low, but we’re looking for a happy ending — to the vacation, the holiday weekend, and tonight’s ballgame. Chat away.