Not sure where the Captain was when this picture was taken at Fenway on Sunday (most likely to the right of Youk, though knowing the Captain he declined to take part because he didn't want the spotlight. The players voted you in, Tek; it's OK) but there are your 2008 Red Sox All-Stars, minus one Jason Varitek.
Best part about last night? In what might be the last significant game played at Yankee Stadium, JD Drew won the MVP award for the All-Star game. The fact Hank Steinbrenner probably didn't sleep a wink last night makes me happier than it should. By a LONG shot.
Everyone had today off, and the season starts again tomorrow, though not for the Sox. They fly to LaLa Land and begin a series against the Angels, though it doesn't start until 10:05 pm Friday night.
What in the name of all that is holy am I going to do until then? Actually have to communicate with my wife? Stain the deck? Build that padded, rubber, sound proof room I've been dreaming of ever since Rakes was born?
On the home front, Ciera wants a puppy, Rakes and I annihilated some Storm Troopers playing Star Wars on the PS2 tonight, and Trot has decided he doesn't want to wear a diaper anymore. He's gone in the potty a few times, but let's just say his success ratio between making it to the bathroom and going in his pants is spotty at best.
And we'll just leave it at that.
Is it Friday night yet?
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