No, his dog didn't get run over by a bus, he DID save a lot of money on his car insurance, and he won his 11th game of the season 8-4 over the Rangers tonight.
I've got no idea why a guy who beat cancer, won the deciding game of the 2007 World Series, and threw a no hitter earlier this year is so grumpy.
Nor do I care; Jon Lester is 11-4 while doing his best impression of Walter Mathau in "Grumpy Old Men", so as far as I'm concerned he can go on acting like Fred Sanford with a bad case of hemorrhoids as long as he wants. Another fantastic performance against the Rangers tonight and he's giving Beckett and Daisuke a run for their money when it comes to who actually is the staff ace this year.
All I can say is this; out of the three of them, I reach more for the potato chips and less for the TUMS when Crabcakes (copyrighted by Cyn) is pitching than the other two. And if you've followed the Red Sox for the past three years, you'll know just how weird it felt for me to type that.
To top the night off, the MFY's lost to the Twins and I'm hoping for carnage or a minor earthquake later tonight while the A's host the Rays. 'Cause a world where the Red Sox aren't sitting at the top of the AL East is a world I don't wanna know.
1 1/2 games back would be a great way to wake up in the morning.
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