Another rainy Fenway day
Is there anything quite as depressing as staring at a rain-soaked field? It was miserable all day, but finally it has cleared up and they are projecting a 7:15 start time.
I’m lucky, I sit in a press box with windows, but I felt bad for fans just sitting out there earlier today and last night wondering if there would even be a game. You sit out there and eat a hot dog, drink a cold or hot beverage to keep warm and generally sit in misery. I’ve been there, done that, I think any baseball fan has.
It’s the worst to be excited about having tickets to the game and then having it be lousy out, but I guess that should be expected in these parts this time of year.
It feels like forever that there’s been a game and you could tell in Francona’s pre-game session with reporters today. It was the third time we’ve spoken with him since they last played a game, so what more is there to ask?
There’s not a whole lot of pre-game news. Boomer continues to get better, and Tito made it sound like they’re going to try to reign him in so he doesn’t force a re-injury.
In the meantime, what to do about the fifth starter spot? DiNardo? I still think he’s best suited as a long reliever, and I think he can be a pretty decent one. But I’m not sure he’s a guy who can succeed every fifth day at the Major League level.
What an outstanding pitching matchup tonight. Beckett and Halladay, nice one to watch from a cozy living room with the fire going. Not sure how fun it would be to be here in this raw, miserable weather.
As for the whole Damon situation, I’m glad it’s over. The comments in the blog were wide-ranging and interesting to read. Everyone has an opinion but certain posters seem absolutely incredulous when someone else disagrees. Different opinions make the world go round, so we should all just enjoy trading them, and not get furious just because someone else sees something a different way.
Pretty standard fare. More later,