At the Safe
Safeco is in my top three or four visiting ballparks, without a doubt. There’s nothing not to love about the Safe. A three-game series kicks off tonight and the Red Sox have their regular lineup for the first time since June 16. June 17 — the last time they had the DH — was a Wakefield game.
Schilling blogged and held court with the media today ,marking the first time he’s said much since going on the DL. Curt is not a patient rehabber. He wants back on the mound. But he also realizes it would be stupid to risk re-injury. He did not agree with Theo Epstein’s view that full rest and rehab could be a blessing in disguise in that it could enable Schilling to recharge to the point that he can have a dominant second half.
“I agree with Tito. It’s easy to analyze that when you’re
not in uniform and you’ve never been in one, that’s a good way to look at it I
guess. It’s different when you’re in here.”
Schilling just wants to pitch. He’s fairly miserable when he’s not doing so: “That’s what they pay me to do. They pay me to pitch and
win games. When you’re not doing that, it’s not fun.”
Speaking of not fun, Julio Lugo isn’t having much of it right now. He just popped up and his slump is at 0-for-28 and counting. The average has tumbled to .192. It’s debatable who will tear his hair out first: Lugo or hitting coach Dave Magadan. I’m looking forward to watching Kason "Steve Stiffler from American Pie clone" Gabbard tomorrow night.
Also, I was idiotic to not wear long sleeves. We’re not in San Diego anymore. It’s a little chilly here in Seattle. Note to self: Wear a jacket tomorrow night.