Under the roof at Rogers Centre
Here is the problem with a retractable roof stadium. You have a gorgeous night in Toronto and for some odd reason, the roof is closed. This makes no sense. Are they trying to mess with Wakefield’s knuckleball? That doesn’t add up because Wake usually dominates indoors.
So we are stuck indoors on a perfect summer night. I’m bitter about this.
I did make it through customs fine this morning — new passport and all.
The deep drive David Ortiz hit in the first inning — which just missed being a grand slam and instead was a long out — might have been the best ball he’s hit all season. He also scalded one in his second at-bat, and hit a vicious liner to first. His third at-bat wasn’t so encouraging, a lazy flyout to center. Then there was the familiar sight of Papi, head down, walking back to the dugout.
Anyone notice that J.D. Drew hasn’t done anything since moving into the three-hole? He’s still looking for his first hit of the road trip.