Guess what? I’ll take it.Yup, I was happy about last night’s game. No, I am not writing this from the inside of a bread truck taking me off to yahoo land. After almost turning off the game in the 4th inning, I got to see a brutal but satisfying drama..I feel a bit bruised. But Papi hit one into the second deck. Vmart hit two! I’ll take it. Papelbon struck out Jeter with a diving splitter. He gets a D+ though from Professor Benjamin at the Globe, who talked about how often he is mixing pitches this season, giving him 9/9 in Saves until last night. 1 splitter out of 15 fast balls isn’t a good mixture. Maybe when you are diluting old-fashioned darkroom chemicals, that is a solid ratio. On the mound???
I am happy I didn’t turn it off like I did on July 24, 2004 when Bill Mueller hit that walk-off at Fenway after the Yankees appeared as though they were rolling over us like the Acela Express. If this were October, I might say we gave up the ghost. But hell, it’s May.
When I met a man from St. Louis at a wedding two weeks ago I asked him if he liked baseball. He said, “Well, I like the Cardinals,” gulping a Budweiser, the only beer he ever drinks. Well, I love the Red Sox and last night when ESPN showed the Aaron Boone home-run I just about lost my dinner. But hell. I love baseball, all of it.