Boston chose the series with the extra off day, and I have no idea whether that was the right choice. I figure the team knew what they were going to do all along, so they chose this format, and that's fine.
I'll be here in L.A. for game one, but in Idaho, or perhaps on my way there, during game two. If I'm already in Idaho, I'll be staying at my aunt and uncle's house while waiting to surprise my grandmother at her 80th birthday party on Saturday. I don't know if Bob and Jorgena have wireless internet, or anything other than dial-up, for that matter. So, live blogging could be a problem. We'll see what happens, but I intend to live blog the first game, so maybe that will be enough for you. And, assuming I can get her a ticket without having to sell a kidney, my girlfriend will be at game three. So, you'll get some pictures of the Sox hopefully completing a three-game sweep of the Angels.
Anyway, Schilling won't start today, which is great. Tavarez will start instead, and he can do whatever the hell he wants. I can't speculate on the playoff roster. I have my wishes, which include putting Ellsbury on the list and banishing Gagne to Canada for the duration. But, I don't know how likely either of those are, particularly the latter.
So, when I know the playoff roster, you'll know the playoff roster. Meanwhile, enjoy the time off. I'm heading to Dodger Stadium for the last time until next April. Pictures later.
DATE: 09/30/2007 04:58:24 PM
Boston has the strongest pitching of any team going into the playoffs (Gagne excluded). They look in good shape for the playoffs.
If you have a laptop, you could take it along and look for either a Starbucks or a McDonald's with wireless access. (Starbucks is free, McDonald's charges for access). Atlanta Bread and Panero's also have wireless access and so do some public libraries.
What do you think the possibilities are for a Boston/New York AL Series matchup?