(Photo from Boston.com)
Despite it being dicey there for a while (I suppose that terrible pun should be intended), the Red Sox manage to emerge from the first half of the season in first place. Which is, huh, you know, it’s good. Great, actually, considering that David Ortiz has been on the DL seemingly forever and we’ve had to rely on the likes of JD Drew and Brandon Moss. Not that we don’t love Brandon Moss because how could you not? Plus also? Justin Masterson. He’s been helpful.
/waves J-Mast champion flag
And then there’s Tim Wakefield who occasionally does things like he did on Saturday and becomes absolutely unhittable. When that coincides with an offensive explosion which it almost never does for Wake, we’re left with a perfect baseball storm. And a 12-1 victory over the Os.
Yesterday was a whole different kind of game. Grinding and halting and possibly still going on considering Matsuzaka’s penchant for working full counts and walking the ballpark and giving people heatstroke by forcing them to sit in the stands for ten million years during the hottest part of the day. Let me put it this way, Amy was a champ and soothed my hangover and sunburn with Tator Tots and air conditioning and we spent an undue amount of time watching Mystery Diagnosis instead of Matsuzaka because, honestly, it was less painful. Also, now we are pretty sure we both have Ebola.
But when all is said and done, the Sox reach the All-Star break in first place. Seven of them will be heading to New York for the game – did you hear it’s the last year of Yankee Stadium? They’ve kept it kind of quiet. You’d really think they’d publicize that. – And some of them, like Sean Casey, will head to the beach. A word of advice, sir? Make sure someone takes responsibility for putting sunscreen on the backs of your legs. Else sitting will be painful for a few days. Trust me.
Sebastian and Ted are lucky enough to have landed tickets to the All-Star game and Seb’s a Yankee fan so that promises to be seriously awesome for him. Despite the fact that he won’t get to see the Giambi-stache up close and personal, I’m sure he’ll have fun and he’s promised a guest entry for me. So look forward to that.
Now? Now is the time for Aloe.