Funny thing about the weather…
You just can’t outsmart Mother Nature. This is my seventh year covering this team and never was I more sure than tonight that there would not be a baseball game.
But here we are, closing in on 9 o’clock, and is almost the second inning. Go figure.
David Pauley is pitching instead of Dice-K. Sean Casey is playing first base instead of Big Papi. Mike Lowell is getting in some reps before the playoffs.
In a way, it is admirable the way the Red Sox are going at these last 3 games. Do they still have a slight hope of winning the division? Sure. Is it worth sacrificing health or energy next week? Uh. no.
In a sense, the Red Sox are saying that they’re not afraid of the Angels. Nor should they be afraid of any opponent. If you plan on winning the World Series, you best be able to go through the teeth of the league, be it in the Division Series or the ALCS.
At any rate, I’m pleasantly shocked that they are playing baseball tonight.
I would assume Dice-K will pitch tomorrow. I never thought Beckett would pitch this weekend, even though he had been in pencil for Saturday.