I don’t know what it is, but I can’t get fired up for this weekend series with Texas. We’ve got Dice-K, Wake and Tavarez – along with a few hot bats – going up against the worst team in baseball. Should be a lot of fun, should be a sweep, but for me it’s just a distraction until next weekend’s series.

The last Yankees series, in a word, sucked. Not just because the Sox dropped 2-out-of-3 and Schilling aged right before our eyes, but it was just boring. The only play that sticks in my head is that cheap-ass elbow A-Rod tried to take out Pedroia with. And it just conjures up all of the other pussy antics A-Rod has tried over the years against the Sox. In my mind, he’s still got a debt to be paid, and I can’t help but think it’ll come due next weekend at Fenway.

Begin shameless attempt to sell shirts:

And guess who will be at Friday’s game? Me!!! Now comes the important part – so pay attention. The first person I see at next Friday’s game with a Sox Addict shirt on, gets free tickets to the Saturday, August 18th game against the Angels. They’re only 3rd base standing room tickets, but hey, they’re free. Any shirts ordered by noon on Wednesday will be there in time for the game. No, I’m not telling you where I’m sitting or what I look like, I’ll find you.

For now, I’m settling in to watch an 8-0 romp. Once this one gets out of hand, expect a few Rem-Gems.