Boston Red Sox 2, Oakland Athletics 15
Well, clearly the back end of the Sox rotation is dragging a bit. I'm going to put this loss down to the fact that I wasn't around last night to watch it go down and leave it at that. As redsox.com put it today, last night was a "forgettable night for Red Sox against A's."
But why dwell on that, when we have Pedro-I'm-12-and-0-against-the-Mariners-with-a-1.00-ERA-Martinez on the mound tonight against Seattle. Yes, you read that right. 12 and 0, with a 1.00 ERA. Having that fail tonight would be like the appearance of a Sign of the Apocalypse.
The young Theo Epstein is out with director of amateur scouting David Chadd and director of scouting administration Jason McLeod looking for future Red Sox and strategizing about how to pick best when your first pick isn't until the third round (number 65, to be exact). I like to think the draft has acquired a special significance for Sox fans since the change in ownership - ever since Yankees fans started to accuse the Sox of being as much into buying players as Steinbrenner, it's nice to pretend, at least, that the Front Office is trying to grow a team instead of just buying it. Of course, my usual response to "you know, you guys DO have the second largest payroll in the majors, so stop accusing us of buying players" tends to revolve more around phrases like "only owner paying luxury tax" and "$60 million more than the next highest payroll," but any port in a storm. YANKEES SUCK!