First draft on tap: a battle of titanic National League powers, which means it’s the equivalent of Baltimore vs. Oakland in AL speak, forgetting the inconvenient truth that the boys from Flushing held the best record in the bigs in ’06 and Prince Albert’s Red Birds are the defending World Champions. But hey, it’s baseball, and we are glad for it.
gerbil has been tracking the pre-game, and he’s totally diggin’ Krukker’s Giambi-esque circa 2000 ‘do, and how about that “Baseball Tonight” promo where he looks like an extra for a video from The Darkness; make sure you drape the furniture in plastic if you have him over for punch and pie. Steve Phillips just told us he fully expects that Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch for the Red Sox this year. Tim Kurkjian just did his “all-demoted” and “all-disabled” teams, which is a nice contrast to the landslide of brainless, hackneyed prognostications to which we have been subject as of late.
It’s the smooth-as-new-velvet cadence of Jon Miller on play-by-play contrapuntal to the chewing-on-broken-glass color commentary of Joe Morgan for tonight’s proceedings on The Deuce. Anyway, if you want to comment on the first game of the reggalar, here’s a place to do it.