I was on my way to a business lunch when the phone rang. On the other end was my dad, so excited I didn't really get what he was saying at first. Apparently, though, he had heard the first reports that the Red Sox have reacquired Doug Mirabelli for--get this one--Josh Bard, Cla Meredith and cash.
Dougie is reportedly on a plane heading back to town to catch Wake tonight. This is exactly the kind of good news we really need right now.
P.S. Kristen says her brother, easily the biggest Dougie fan I've ever heard of, "has completely flipped his shit.
"He said in honor of Dougie's return, he plans to watch the game naked with a bucket of chicken."
Godspeed, sir. Godspeed.