Well I made it through six innings last night – that’s progress!
More interesting progress is that we are supposed to be getting Clay Buchholz and Jed Lowrie back today and Josh Beckett back at some point this weekend. Yanks and Rays both lost last night as well so while the Sox didn’t gain ground, they at least didn’t lose any and maybe the bringing back of more pitchers who can pitch will help kickstart this second half.
Bummed that I won’t be able to live blog or chat the game today as I had hoped but real life calls. I’ll hopefully be able to catch a few innings, though. Hoping Clay’s return is the beginning of a good run for the team.
If the 10pm games are too hard for you to stay up for this weekend, there are always the PawSox and SeaDogs to take in. There’s a 12pm PawSox game today in Pawtucket and a 7pm SeaDogs game in New Hampshire. Both teams are home on Thursday for 7pm games with the SeaDogs hosting “Adrian Gonzalez Bobblehead Night” and Mike Lowell rehabbing at Pawtucket. There’s enough local baseball to keep you happy if you miss the Red Sox.
Also today is the “Football at Fenway” soccer game which annoys me on many levels. First off, Fenway is in America and in America football is not what’s being played at Fenway today. What genuinely pisses me off about the soccer game is the destruction to the field. This isn’t January. Unlike when they had hockey at Fenway, the team wasn’t going to be playing any time soon. The Sox will be back in Boston a week from Friday and I can only imagine how terrible the field will look. For the record, I’m against concerts messing with the field during the season as well. Who decided it was a good idea to screw with the field IN season? If you’re so inclined, you can catch said soccer game on NESN tonight. I’ll stick with the SeaDogs on the radio, thanks.