What an irony this off-season has become. Little did I know how spoiled I was back in October, when I hemmed and hawed about Matsuzaka's potential downsides. Then the Patriots went in the shitter and the Red Sox inexplicably signed both DL frequent flier JD Drew and wife-beating scumbag Julio Lugo, and I find myself receiving the news that Matsuzaka is on a plane to Boston with relief that something at least palatable has worked out okay. Probably.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my Red Sox Oracle had guaranteed the Matsuzaka deal would be done minutes before the news of the flight broke. And Brian was excited to draw my attention to the breaking story on CNN.com this afternoon, but I had to burst his bubble thusly: "My Dad already called me at work and told me a little while ago...as soon as he heard it on WEEI."
He shook his head in consternation.
"Come on," I said. "This is Boston we're in, remember?"
*In case you didn't catch the reference...