The last time a no-doubt future Hall of Famer took the mound for the Boston Red Sox was Oct. 26, 2004.
The last time John Smoltz threw a pitch in a real, live ballgame was June 2, 2008.
The last time the Red Sox lost a game in Washington, DC, was Sept. 18, 1971.
While two of these "streaks" will come to an end tonight, let's hope the third holds off a few more years. Comment away!