Lots of good in the baseball world today, none greater than this. My dear friends, this is what we call boner fodder.
Grizzled Showdown at the Pink Hat Corral
Roy Halladay and Paul Byrd will take their Civil War reenactment society to the big stage, battling at Fenway in front of a full house. The Red Sox still have blood on their hands from pummeling the Rangers in the middle of town square. The Sox scored more runs against the Rangers than the Jays scored in July. Cito has his rotation set just the way he wants it, and after yesterday's
Much has been said about Cito's bullpen management, so perhaps now it is time to give John Gibbons some credit for juggling all those southpaws in an effective manner. It also should be noted that Gibbons did it without an effective Brandon League.
Canada Plays Baseball, Your Attention is Diverted from Beach Volleyball for a Few Minutes
The Canadian Olympic baseball team continues its quest for relevance tonight against the 0-2 "Baseball is out of the Olympics so how will we redeem ourselves" Team. Johnny Was of the Southpaw will be live-blogging the proceedings over at Lefty HQ. Fire up cbc.ca and drop by with your maple leafiest comments.
Waiver wire Shenanigans
The worst part about the Vernon Wells on waivers non-story was having to read it on Sportsnet. The comments are an epic trainwreck, one I cannot look away from. Everything derogatory that people say about the internet is true. It is hell on Earth. We're all going to die a fiery death. Very, very soon.
Travis Snider Cannot Be Stopped
But he certainly should be stopped. Not stopped from hitting, which appears to be impossible. Stopped from burning a service year with a September call-up. Let him finish the year in Syracuse talking to Russ Adams about how one strong September in the Show doesn't keep you from being a AAA utilityman. My stance here is highly irrational, I simply don't want to be spoiled by a 20 year old phenom.
Enjoy your weekend, I will doing my weekend duties at Walkoff Walk once again. Sign up to be a commenter and let the capitalization begin. Don't let Jamie Campbell spoil the Fenway atmosphere for you.