Obviously hearing my criticism from the barber chair 3000 miles away, Tim Wakefield turned in a gem of a performance, taking a no hitter into the 8th before faltering and finally putting away a desperately needed complete game victory, 8-2. Boston flies home for a weekend series against Baltimore starting Friday, which will include the Patriots Day early bird special on Monday.
In other news, Dice K will be put on the disabled list, but Boston will not admit that he has anything worse than "fatigue".
In other other news, along with being Tax Day,(and Worthless Symbolic Stupid Tea Bag Protest Day), it is Jackie Robinson Day.
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in a major league baseball game during the modern era. (News reports will usually assert he is the "first"-that is not, strictly speaking, true.) In remembrance of this, every major league player will wear Robinson's number, 42, during their games today.
As I have said before, this is both a significant event and a really stupid one-it is a day that never should have had to occur. The color line was an abomination against morality and common sense. Three cheers for the memory of Jackie Robinson and the extreme bravery he showed in achieving something that never should have had to happen.