Game 37, Red Sox at Mariners
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
In May, I was supposed to be at the Kentucky Derby with Peter, rocking an ice-white suit, sipping a mint julep and rooting for Steinbrenner’s horse to trample its owner. In May, the Mariners were supposed to be proving much better than the 2004 team.
Both happenings have, so far, been overtaken by events.
At this point last season, the M’s were 13-23, just one game worse than the team we’re watching now. Not what any of us had in mind. To watch for today: Manny Ramirez needs one home run to reach 400. Gil Meche has given up one home run in each of his last five starts.
My spreadsheet says: do the math.
Take heart, though: if you miss the Derby, you’re out of luck until next year. If your baseball team gets off to a slow start, there’s plenty of days to turn it around. Today’s as good a day as any.