Okay, so the guy I mocked in the previous post turned in a complete game gem, shutting us down like a rusty old lamp and giving the Tampa Bay fans a rare chance to dance in the aisles and wave brooms in our faces. Myself, I’m erasing this entire weekend series from the memory banks and waiting patiently for the return of our offense, which has apparently slipped through a hole in the Earth’s crust. And I don’t expect things to improve Tuesday night against Roy Halladay.

In the meantime, I’d like to thank Buffalo Tom for salvaging the weekend for me. The band’s Friday night gig at the Paradise has still got me pumped, almost 48 hours later, and is pretty much the only reason I haven’t punched a tree this afternoon. When lead singer (and Friend of Gammons) Bill Janovitz announced the Sox’ 5-4 loss, the crowd booed accordingly. “We’ll get ‘em tomorrow,” we figured. Well so much for that.

Here’s two minutes of video I shot at the show. It’s “Sunday Night,” a gorgeous bit from the band’s “Sleepy Eyed” disc. Dig in. And let the memories of today’s game just melt away…