Seeing the Sox set to take on the Marlins reminds me of those classic Sox-Marlins mash-ups of the late ’70s. Like the time Yaz showed up drunk for the Sox’ first-ever game at Pro Player Stadium and famously asked, “What the f@#k is a marlin, anyway?” Or when the legendary six-night, 54-inning game between the two teams finally ended when Rico Petrocelli–shirtless, since players on both teams had long since run out of clean uniforms–blasted a two-run home run.

Those were magical moments, my friends. And I always expect something magical… when the Sox play the Marlins.