Great movie by the way. And that’s also what walking into the streets of Kansas City feels like. I only wish my friend Rob Bradford was on this trip. Rob (formerly of the Boston Herald and now WEEI.com) had a wager with several players and others related to the club — with all proceeds going to charity it should be noted — that he could wear a suit and tie for every game he covered this season.
Rob would have either lost the bet or been drenched in disgusting sweat if he had been on this trip.
On to real news, David Ortiz appears to be OK in the wake of a report in the Boston Herald that he felt some sort of clicking in his wrist last night. As of three and a half hours before the game, Ortiz was in the lineup and batting third.
Mike Lowell is also back in there after getting a shot for his right hip on Monday. In an interesting development, J.D. Drew is again leading off. A day ago, manager Terry Francona indicated that the only reason Drew was leading off is that Lowell was out of the lineup and hitting cleanup. Well, here is tonight’s lineup: