Yes, living on the West Coast makes it slightly easier to stay up until the conclusion of
15-inning baseball games.
Scott Kazmir: winning pitcher. Evan Longoria: hit crucial ground-rule double. Dioner Navarro: probably did some good stuff that I can’t remember right now because I’m sleepy.
Turns out that if you have high-definition TV, the picture clarity is such that you can see pain lines and pain stars. However, it looks like it’s hard to keep the colors in balance on these old-timey woodgrain-cabinet HDTVs: the blue on the Dodgers uniform looks black, and Dodger Stadium and the denizens thereof look green. Actually, with those vertical posts visible in the stands, it looks more like Fenway Park.
In other news, please note that on May 11th, I correctly predicted that Scott Kazmir would be the Devil Rays’ sole All-Star Game representative.
I forgot to mention that I filled out a handful of All-Star ballots while at the game — and on the American League side, I voted for all the Devil Rays. That way they won’t feel quite so bad when the only Ray who gets to go to Pittsburgh is Scott Kazmir.