My work email is back! Time for a running blog. I'll post at the top of the hour, every hour, given the chance.
7:24 - Red Sox! Rockies! The World Series! It's Rocktober! Um, Actober?
I am a bit worried. About the weather, I mean, not the game. (I think the Sox will win the Series in five. Those Rockies pitchers aren't ready for AL hitting, and Beckett is almost a guaranteed two wins.)
Weather guy Ed tells me that they're expecting showers in Boston by 9. My nightmare is that a two-hour rain delay by the third inning wastes a Beckett start. Should Francona start Jon Lester instead, just in case? Okay, maybe not. But we will see Lester in game four, since veteran Tim Wakefield was left off the roster due to shoulder pain. Not that I was looking forward to seeing his knuckleball flutter in the high altitude of Denver.
Like I said last night, I'm not delusional; I'm well aware that the vast majority of the country is rooting either for the Rockies or against the Sox. We're the Dark Side, the Fratellis, LIberty Valance, the Decepticons, the support person at Comcast. They're tired of hearing about quirky Fenway Park and see us as a free-spending juggernaut with obnoxious fans. Yeah, pretty much, but I still like to think of the Sox as an underdog, weird as it sounds. There's a lot of young talent, and only eight of the players on the team were here in 2004, including Wakefield.
Is the five-hour pregame finally over? Alright, then, let's get it on!