Don’t the hours grow shorter as the days go by
You never get to stop and open your eyes
One minute you’re waiting for the sky to fall
The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all
- Bruce Cockburn
It is a bit hackneyed to quote somebody else’s lyric poetry when trying to add a personal perspective to an accomplishment as uplifting as Jon Lester’s performance in the face of the trials overcome by the young man, and for using that crutch I apologize. A story that transcends a sport to the become a story of the human being is welcomed by us all.
The Royals return for the second of four at Fenway with Gil Meche coming off a victory in a somewhat shaky outing at home against Detroit. Rookie Justin Masterson did his part in his major-league debut for the Sox, but run support lacked and he wound up with a no decision despite allowing only one run in six innings. Clay Buccholz recorded a no-no in his second outing; Lester got one last night. It’s Masterson with his second start tonight. Likely? No. Curious? Yes. Eyes open.
Lineups to follow, comment away.
post edited for atrocious oversight. Sorry.. I’m running on two hours sleep in the last 36