Tonight in Philadelphia, truly meaningful baseball action begins again as pitches are finally thrown in anger for the first time since October 2008.
Old friend Derek Lowe threw 8 2 hit innings, and Mike Gonzalez, shaken by his presence on my fantasy team, nearly blew a 4-0 lead, but the Braves held on to defeat the Phillies for a 4-1 win.
Nearly every game from now on counts in the standings. (they still play the Hall of Fame Game, but in season exhibitions are very rare these days)
The Boston Red Sox begin play, theoretically, tomorrow, but the forecast from the Boston area is poor-rain and wind all day tomorrow. So it would not be stunning if they have to move the game to Tuesday.
Longtime readers of this blog, both of you, will probably remember that I blogged in some form or another, a liveblog, or comment, or at least a brief summary, about every Red Sox regular season and postseason game during 2008. I plan to do that again this year. So for those of you that don't care about baseball, you benighted souls, you, I will try to label the posts somehow. If I don't, or if (more likely), I forget..sorry.
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