*Picture from the Boston Globe*
Stuck home with this cursed flu bug, I've been struck with some undeniable truths:
First, men, particularly THIS man, do NOT do well with being sick. I have reverted back to being 8 years old, whining and moaning, with the pinnacle being 2 nights ago when my poor wife went out at 10:30 to get her girly man of a husband a bottle of Gatorade. Bless you sweetheart: I don't deserve you.
Secondly, after watching the repeats of "Sportscenter" and "Baseball Tonight" for the 20th time in a row, there really is NOTHING worth watching on daytime TV. To offer proof, I'm currently watching the Scripps Spelling Bee. Seriously.
Finally, the Boston Red Sox are, without a doubt, THE team to beat this year. Into town roll the Cleveland Indians, with the second best record in the AL and scoring runs like they are going out of style. What happens? Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett happen, throwing back to back gems you expect from your ace(s). It doesn't get any easier for the Tribe: Daisuke Matsuzaka, he of the 7-2 record takes the bump tonight.
For the award "Best 1B in the AL NOT listed on your All-Star ballot" I give you Kevin Youkilis: Is there anyone who is hotter at the plate right now than Youk? Plus, he's playing 1B like he's been doing it for years. One word of advice Kevin: DO NOT shave that chia pet you have growing on your chin and upper lip. Trust me.
How hot is this team? On consecutive nights without Ortiz in the lineup, and with Wily Mo (God love him) playing RF, they have beaten a very, very good Cleveland team. Do you think the Yankees, with their poor pitching, dead bats, and now, the Arod "Stripper Gate" controversy, are looking forward to this weekend?
Wonder why Rogah is going to make his debut MONDAY in Chicago?
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