I gotta admit, since the beginning of Inter-League play I've been a fan of it. Watching the Sox play the likes of the Dodgers, Giants, and Astros over the years has been fun, since the odds of them meeting again anytime soon are slightly better than me suddenly becoming a fan of Madonna. Throw in the fact that the Red Sox are usually MUCH better than the National League team they are playing and who wouldn't like a nice 20 game stretch against the equivalent of a AAA club for around a month?
Starting Inter-League off with the Phillies is a totally different story. They've got an American League team in an NL uniform, with a lineup that would make Cy Young a little nervous; Rollins, Utley, Howard, Werth, Victorino, Ibanez, etc... could mash in the AL East all day long. Throw in the fact it's in an NL Park and Papi has to ride the bench COMBINED with the painful sight of watching the pitcher have to hit and I'm ready to take a ball peen hammer to the gibleys to make it stop.
Game One? Sox lose 5-1 and Daisuke is on the mound for tomorrow.
I may need a valium drip to make it to Sunday.
On a positive note, Trot went to the bathroom IN THE BATHROOM for an entire day.
Gotta take my moral victories wherever I can.
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