The Baseball Desert

Monday, May 21, 2007

Good vibrations

I was about to switch the PC off last night and go to bed when RemDawg's dulcet tones could be heard telling me that the game was about to get under way. So of course I had to stay up until 1:30am to watch it because, well, it was there. However, doing so somehow tripped my body-clock back to US time, and I didn't actually get to sleep until about 3:30am. So, the body is present in the office today, but the mind took an extra day off.

Anyway, back to the game, and a quick pop quiz: what will a five-inning, two-run, seven-strikeout performance get you at today's big-league rates? A ticket back to Pawtucket, apparently.

I know this is all to do with how the Sox only need a four man rotation for the next week, but that's got to be a pretty hard trip for young Kason. (Question: is Kason a real name, or did someone at the hospital just hit the wrong key when they were registering his name?) On the other hand, it's a sign of how well the Sox are pitching right now that they can afford to make this kind of move, and can keep moving forward knowing that they have Lester waiting in the wings and pitchers like Gabbard ready to step in when needed. It's almost too much - as Beth says:
I mean, the rain even held off just long enough to get the game in, giving way to bright idyllic sunshine until Papelbon's last pitch, then pissing down again on Tina Cervasio as she previewed the postgame show. Since when do the Red Sox have luck on top of everything else? This is really getting serious.
Over here, I'm crossing every body part that it's possible to cross.

Obsessive Anal-Retentive Game Counter: 39