Back comes the Varsity
Just like that, a varsity baseball team returned to Fenway tonight. One healthy biceps muscle, and two somewhat healthy knees, and suddenly you had Trot Nixon, Manny Ramirez and Jason Varitek in the lineup instead of Carlos Pena, Doug Mirabelli and Dustin Pedroia.
This is nice to watch. I must say, from purely a journalistic standpoint, the past two weeks have been tough to watch. Those lineups had no chance, no matter who was pitching. Just uninspiring stuff to write and report about, let alone watch.
it’s too bad that the hitting gets healthy at the same time the two best pitchers — papelbon and Schilling –are both on the shelf indefinitely.
But at least these games should be more interesting to watch. That should be something if Big Papi comes back tomorrow night.
Talk to you later,