Hello? Ok, so I know we are into the third week of the season and this is my first post, but whatever. Just got back from the Hairy Monk, which is a Red Sox bar on the east side of NYC. AWESOME place. If you haven’t made it over there, go! They even sell these sick t-shirts that say “Sox in the City.” Which I love, of course. And to watch the Sox hit the crap out of the ball against the Skankees always makes me happy.
So, it’s so good to be back in baseball season. I always feel like once the season is over in late October (at least, for the Red Sox it is), I am frankly, a little tired of baseball. When you watch every single game, every week, for six + months, it wears you out. Especially when I scream at the TV just as loud in April as I do September. But then, after keeping myself with football and the Super Bowl, we enter the SPORTS DEAD ZONE, which is exactly from the final minute of the Super Bowl to the first pitch of Opening Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spring Training, but there is nothing like standings that mean something. And now that we are in the full swing of things, I want to say to anyone out there, welcome back, and I look forward to a long and winning season with all of you . . . . . go Sox!
I did hear one question posed by a fellow fan at the Monk that I though was hilarious: “Who is uglier, Julian Tavarez or Hideki Matsui?” I’ll let you all discuss.
Oh, and I think I’ll set up a poll so that we can all pick a new nickname for Julio Lugo. I have a couple of suggestions:
1) The Human Buzzkill
2) Rally Killer
3) A Very Expensive Mistake
4) I Weigh More than My Batting Average
(Aside from Lugo) our boys look great, so let’s keep it going.