There was a rumor that lasted about 10 minutes on mlbtraderumors just now. The Sox and Indians were on the verge of deal that would have sent Cliff Lee to Boston for three prospects. Rob Bradford twittered it. Or so we thought he did. Turns out that it wasn't Bradford who sent out the rumor into the Internet space field. Someone hacked into the poor reporter's Twitter account. Truth, as we know it, is changing.
We should remember the slippery nature of truth and fact as we watch the Yanks and Rays tonight. Or rather, we should expect our basic assumptions to be challenged. How amazing would it be if tonight a tall right-hander went to the mound instead of CC Sabathia. And how mind-boggling would it be if we all learned that Roy Halladay was that pitcher and he had been traded to the Yanks. Michael Kay read out the line-up and we noticed Melky Cabrera's absence. "Yep, the Yanks and Blue Jays completed a deal this afternoon. Melky is no longer on the Yanks. He was traded in a straight swap for Roy Halladay, tonight's pitcher."
Instead, we have this hacked into reality: the Nothing New. Instead we get Sabathia (he used to be new but he's now kind of boring) vs. Kazmir. Try to enjoy reality if you can.