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Okay so, maybe I’m hallucinating or something? Not enough sleep (totally possible) or too much coffee (probably not). But I swear that Dan Haren didn’t used to be this good. You know, back when he was called “Danny” and was sharing a dealer with Mark Bellhorn or something. I didn’t make that up, right? There was a time when Dan(ny) Haren looked like a cross between Dr. Richard Kimball and the lead singer of Nickelback, right?
Anyway, apparently he is over that now. More’s the pity for the Red Sox. Especially since Josh Beckett pitched well and managed to mostly save the overtaxed bullpen. But, you know, that’s why we play again tonight.
What I am slightly concerned about is Kevin Youkilis using his face as a backstop. No, Kevin, no! You are not wearing catcher’s gear. Maybe helmets for infielders? With masks?