Is Jonathan Papelbon doing his best Keith Foulke impression with these nailbiters, or what? Have to admit it was a total thrill to see him get a fist-pumping strikeout to end the game tonight...even if it was on the No. 9 hitter.
Stressful week, etc., and as Papel-blog once put it, "I really forgot how much watching Pap strike a bitch out does for my health and well-being."
And that No. 9 hitter was a tricky one at the game last Saturday, as I remember, crushing a Byrdball for a three-run homer. The Blue Jays are a total frigging pain in the ass.
Also, what's with their stadium being full all of a sudden? Did the Sox flock fly North? Or are the Maple Leafs going to suck this year?
Rays on fire tonight against the Twins, good for us in the Wild Card. What is happening with the Rays, even I have to admit, is a great story. Wish I could say it was good for baseball, but they don't seem to have caught on down there. Shame.
P.S. Just saw highlights of the Sheffield - Carmona donnybrook. There have been some for-real fights in baseball this season. None of the hold-me-back stuff we're used to.