Tonight I plan to sit down and watch a baseball game that will likely feature tons of home runs, sloppy pitching and sparse attendance.
What? Oh no, I’m not talking about the next Red Sox game in Kansas City. I’m talking about our local independent-league team, which coincidentally also was in the running for first place in its division until sliding into an eight-game losing streak. Free tickets are free tickets, and ballpark hot dogs are ballpark hot dogs. If 1,000 people show up, I’ll be surprised, but the same could be said for Kauffman Stadium. (The last time I watched a Colts game, they were up 7-0 after two, and down 15-7 after five).
You’ll have to make do without the SF moderators tonight, ladies and gents. For all our health, taking a day off from Red Sox misery might be a good thing. Perhaps Josh Beckett can avoid the longball by intentionally walking Emil Brown a couple of times.