By the way, it’s ridiculous that MLB would have the Yankees play a night game on the road before heading home to play the Red Sox while Boston last the day off and will be in New York resting.
LoHud calls the divison race over, and in the process elicits a question from this SF: want some cheese with that whine, Pete? Schedule idiosyncracies happen for all teams, and while I understand the frustration with this week’s arrangement, every team has something to complain about. Earlier this year the Sox went to the West Coast for a seven game trip, flying cross-country after a Sunday night affair (remember that A-Rod homer?), played the A’s the next night (and three more), went to Arizona for a weekend series, then flew back to Boston for a short six game homestand, then spent another nine games in Atlanta and the West Coast immediately thereafter. That’s two west coast trips sandwiching a compact homestand, a ridiculous scheduling job. Surely that’s a worse fate than having a Monday night game before a Tuesday night game while your opponent gets a day off, it may have even been something I mentioned as unfair way back when. But in the end, has it really mattered?
The point is that complaining about the schedule is like complaining about pitching matchups (boo hoo, we had to face Erik Bedard while they got Steve Trachsel!-type stuff): every team has a complaint at one given moment but in the end most things simply even out. Now go out and ruin that bullpen tomorrow night, Joe!