The Sox are facing Harden, Justin Duchscherer, and Joe Blanton in this series and are countering with Wakefield, Josh Beckett, and Jon Lester. Should be an interesting weekend.
Frivolous prop bet of the night: Ah crap. Where do I go with this? Do I make a “Frank Thomas Is Old” joke? Do I make the obvious “Rich Harden Will Injure Himself” crack? Nah, I think I’ll exact revenge for yesterday and predict that Kevin Ca$h will find a way to strike out 5 times in 4 at-bats. SKANKS.
Serious prediction of the night: David Ortiz’s career average against Harden is .625 over 8 at-bats, including 2 home runs. I bet Papi knocks Dickie around for a bunch of RBIs and extra base hits. Hell, maybe even a home run. Will he call the placement of his home run in advance and thereby piss off the Yankees even more? WATCH AND FIND OUT!
Happy long weekend, everyone! Hopefully one or more of us will be around at some point, so feel free to stop by. Virtually, that is. Please don't actually show up at my apartment. Unless you have cake and beer.