he was wheeling and dealingI am SICK of the Blue Jays, man. Why have we already played them 100 times? Why won't Frank Thomas leave me alone? Dude. Which is not to say I don't enjoy pummeling them in a delightful fashion in order to keep Josh Beckett's streak alive.
|5/8||7||0||2.51||7.00||5||1||1||1||5||Oh but tonight we're dancing in the fate light|
So Kelly has taken to referring to Josh Beckett exclusively as my boyfriend. And maybe I did just spend a few minutes figuring out that if all continues as expected, Beckett should be pitching the next game I'm attending. And it's possible that CSPAN and I have had to delay our usual television programming so I could watch the Beckett post-game press conference more than once. But, what can I say? He's perfect. Still! In May.
Look, I know, I probably look like a bandwagon-jumper after calling him a pansy-ass all last season, but seriously, who wouldn't jump on a 7-0, 2.51 ERA bandwagon of awesome that smells vaguely of patchouli and pot and makes stops at all local college parties? I'm not even trying to resist that -- it's a force of nature.
Also, he goes around saying shit like this about the Captain:
"Tek's a good hitter. A lot of times, being a catcher is his biggest downfall. He's concentrating on me, Daisuke [Matsuzaka], Schill [Curt Schilling], everybody in the rotation, everyone in the bullpen except [Tim] Wakefield. If he were a DH and didn't have to worry about all the paperwork that goes along with being the best catcher in the game, he'd probably hit .315." (from here)
That's right, on JBeck's fantasy baseball team, Tek's the DH. Sweet.
In the other Globe article about last night, it seemed like they weren't going to remind us that Beckett's a pitcher now, not a thrower, but thank god, Cardafo worked it in just before the end. It might have been his job on the line otherwise. I wonder if the paper's trademarked that phrase or something?
To, reluctantly, turn the topic away from my boyfriend, please be sure to check out the picture gracing the front of the boston.com Sox page today before they change it. I'm pretty sure the SeaMonkey is incapable of lifting Papi off the ground, so I'm taking that picture as further evidence that Pedroia is the smallest person ever. Papi could crush him without even noticing!