So here I am, comfortable in my usual seat on the couch, TV tuned to NESN as always, and I am pleased to see Dennis Eckersley alongside Tom Caron on the pregame show. Knowing this is supposed to be a Josh Beckett road start (1.65 ERA), this is a delightful development, since as we know there is nothing quite like Eckersley rants after Beckett dominance.
But instead of the baseball diamond, we are getting Doppler radar. This is a Midwestern thunderstorm--if you've never been in a Midwestern thunderstorm, let me just put it this way: they look at our thunderstorms in New England the way we look at the "snowstorms" they have down South. Midwestern thunderstorms are things of ragged violence.
In the shot NESN just showed of the field, a mammoth bolt of lightning split the sky. There were solid sheets of rain blurring the lights. I would be very surprised if there is any baseball played tonight at all.
I was looking forward to this all day, dammit.