PhilSox Blog: Rainy Monday

 


Rainy Monday

Not that it matters to the Phils who have the day off before beginning a 6 game home stand against the Nats and the Pirates. It is raining though, at least in central PA.

What a weekend. Most notable, and a detail that I missed in yesterday's Boxed Up, the Phils scored 4 of those runs against the Pads ace, Jake Peavy.

I'm really glad the the Sox took 3/4 from Chicago. Now they're headed to Cleveland for a four game set with the much stronger Indians. Boston is has called up cancer survivor Jon Lester from AAA Pawtucket to get the start. While his story is certainly moving, having come back from illness, I can't help but wonder if this first game in Jacobs Field is the best idea.

Meanwhile, the Yankers will continue their cake eating, with upcoming series against K.C., Baltimore, and the ChiSox. The Red Sox are going to need to stay sharp to protect the 7.5 game lead while in Cleveland, then we get to go to the anemic Devil Rays, then to Baltimore.

I'm taking advantage of this rainy day to play hookie and read the end of "Faithful", the book about the 2004 Sox written by Stewart O'Nan and (one of my idols) Stephen King. I'm almost done - just finished reading the sections about Game 3 of the WS. This book is a must read for a Red Sox fan. It's so detail rich that I've had to keep reminding myself that we're leading the AL east right now, not 8 games out like the '04 team was around August.

Faithful coverStephen KingStewart O'Nan
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