I don’t often say this because I don’t often believe it but as annoyed as I was at the way the game ended last night, the Celtics winning made up for it.Â Mind you, the Celtics won’t be in the finals in September, so Daniel Bard, you’re on notice.Â 🙂
How I would love a closer that doesn’t make me want to turn the channel in the ninth and hope for the best.Â On the other hand, I guess there aren’t that many out there who can pull that off.
Sox just lost two games started by Buchholz and Lester and won two games started by Wakefield and Matsuzaka.Â This, in my book, is good news.Â Lester and Buchholz will win more than they will lose this season so getting Wake and Daisuke to start games that end with a “W” is huge.Â I wanted the series win but I’ll take the split and be done with it.
I apologize in advance to those who don’t follow basketball but in my giddiness about the Celts win, hearing this quote almost made my heart explode with joy:Â Five foot nine, 180 poundÂ Nate Robinson jumped on the back of six foot eight, 300 pound “Big Baby” Glen Davis while celebrating last night’s win over the Lakers and said of the pair afterward:Â â€œWeâ€™re like Shrek and Donkey.â€Â You just know t-shirts are being made in preparation for the next game.
Last night Shrek and Donkey and a whole lot of green helped take the sting off of a disappointing loss.Â I know it doesn’t mean much to Adrian Beltre (he of the 9th inning heroics last night that got erased all too quickly) or any Sox fans out there who aren’t also Celtics fans but I’ll take the sports happiness where I can get it.
Onward and upward.Â Sox back home this weekend to take on the Phillies.Â I keep reading/hearing about how lucky we are that the Sox don’t meet up against Roy Halladay (he pitched last night), given that the Sox actually hit pretty decently against him, I’m not convinced that’s such a good thing.Â Tonight we get John Lackey against Jamie Moyer.Â The old guy vs the man who just pitches like an old guy (I kid you, John Lackey, I kid).