I mean, really. What have they given us? Riots, police beatings, earthquakes, cable-news car chases, wildfires and one of the most overrated bands ever (I’ll let you guess who that is). On top of that, if we want to watch our favorite teams play ball, we have to stay up until the wee hours of the night just to catch the first few innings — never mind if the game goes extras, as it did last night.
We might disagree about how we should feel about that game, but I think we can all agree that the Sox need to win this one tonight. I can stomach losing four of five to, as Rod noted below, a string of ace pitchers, particularly when we lose exactly one game in the standings. Losing five of six and three in a row, though. Much different.
The Sox’ rotation is all screwed up now, with Daisuke Matsuzaka taking the hill. Which version will we see? The Pedro Martinez version, or the Lenny DiNardo version? Will it even matter, with DiNardo himself taking the mound for the A’s? Well, I guess that’s not quite fair anymore, as DiNardo comes into the game with a 1.80 ERA in 25 innings — including a respectable 1 ER in 5.1 IP as the hard-luck loser in his first start of the season May 29.
It’s 7:15 pm Eastern. Only a little less than three hours to game time.
Have I mentioned I hate the West Coast?