Sunday, October 12, 2003

There are few sadder phrases in baseball than "Game called on account of rain."

But that's what happened tonight. Game 4 of the ALCS got rained out. I had gone all the way into Boston, taking the T from Newton Center. I grabbed a quick sub at D'Angelo's and met my father-in-law in front of the Pizzeria Uno's in Kenmore Square. We walked over to the ballpark, sat down and not five minutes later the announcement was made that the game had been postponed.

The makeup game is going to be Tuesday at 4, so I'll have to take a couple of hours off at work. It also breaks my streak of game fours, since this game will now be the 5th game of the series. Oh, well. The good news is that it gives the Sox the chance to pitch Derek Lowe in Fenway, where he's been much more effective this year.

On the other side of the fence, how about that Josh Beckett, eh? 23 years old, his team on the brink of elimination in the NLCS and he goes out and pitches a 2-hitter against the Cubs. I only saw a bit of the game before I took off for Fenway, but it's an outstanding performance from Beckett. With him, Brad Penny and Dontrelle Willis, the Marlins could potentially have a Big Three to rival the A's combo of Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder. It'll be fun to watch these guys for the next few years.


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