Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I have to admit, it's hard to get too much enjoyment out of this series right now. It definitely did not help that this is the first Sox/Tigs Fenway series in a while that I won't be seeing in person. I am all kinds of sulky over the lost photo opportunities.
I hear tell that the ring ceremony is up on NESN, and I guess I'll watch that tomorrow if I get time, but the actual baseball? Man. I can't even thoroughly enjoy the performance of the Sox, because it's not like watching them play well: it's like watching them do well because the Tigers are so completely incompetent at the moment.
The Tigers are such a mess right now. It's really baffling to people out here, and I think not knowing what the hell is wrong is making us all a little depressed and/or crazy. I've had to resort to things like this, which is obviously just not OK for anyone.
Of course I watched the game anyways-- Red Sox baseball that I don't have to watch on my computer? YES PLZ. Matsuzaka's little hip shimmy when he brings his arms up just doesn't translate well in a tiny pixellated format, and it just ain't the same without the little hip shimmy. In the midst of my Tigers sadness I have to admit that the Matsuzaka hip shimmy made me grin. Not the hair, though. The hair can go anytime he feels like it.
I would love to be able to say that tomorrow's Bondo/Lester matchup will be a better one, but I honestly don't know right now. Bondo wasn't bad his last time out, but the Tigers' offense has been so dismal (except for one game which Jason Grilli, unsurprisingly, pissed away) that it's hard to say what, if anything, they'll do.
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