Friday, September 24, 2004
Red Sox Nation should root against the Twins. No one wants to face Johan Santana, twice, in the loud, sold out, homer hanky Dome. Throw Brad Radke on the mound in Game 2 and I uncontrollably start biting my finger nails right now. Plus, Johnny Rock Star can’t find fall balls in the Dome. Even with the improved infield gloves and new carpet, some DLowe ground balls will find a few more holes than a grass field. The Twins are dangerous. Johan Santana can pull a 1991 Jack Morris. He probably won’t be pulling a Bill Russell (vomiting) before the postseason opener this year. The Sox definitely have an advantage in a seven game series, but in five, it is a toss up.
I’ll be rooting against the A’s too. I want Anaheim to go on a tear winning the West and over taking the Twins for the best record in the A.L. Since I’ll be in San Diego on Monday, October 4th, a short drive up to the O.C., a minor flight change and a wad of cash should get me into Game 1. Good times. Good times.
Other thoughts before heading to Fenway
• It is great to see Big Dog still doing wonderful work. Da Man has not slowed him and his peeps down one bit.
• I wonder how much money it takes for big stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Lenny Kravitz to pimp for the Gap. It is only about $100 for El Guapo’s Ghost. I’m a cheap and easy date.
• Jim Caple writes...Meanwhile, Maddux's old team [Braves] is just games away from clinching its 13th consecutive playoff spot and 13th title in the past 14 seasons…and they have won ONE World Series in 12 tries. Could the Braves be c-word by Jane Fonda?