Word of Warning- if you have any friends, relatives or acquaintances in New England, do not call them between 8 pm and 11 pm this evening.
They will be otherwise engaged.
Tonight, with their backs to the Wall, our Boston Red Sox try to prove that you can survive in the playoffs while having only one pitcher in your starting rotation who's able to make it through the 5th inning. His name is Josh Beckett, and he starts Game 5 tonight, so we're fairly confident of at least short-term satisfaction. If we lose, that's it for 2007.
So, best of luck to all our fellow-baseball fans in Cleveland, may your team play well tonight, but not quite as well as the Red Sox. Whatever else happens, it looks to be a good game. And keep The Faith fellow BoSoxlers, we're not through yet by a long shot.
OK, get the beer, pizza and chips ready, unplug the phone and close the shutters. I'll see you all on the Other Side.