Denton’s haggling with his parole officer and I’ve been battling a nasty virus known as my job, so excuse our 24-hour absence. Also, please excuse this late game thread, which is being posted in the third inning, with the Sox up, 1-0. I’d like to blame the demon alcohol. But the fact is, I’m just a lazy, drunken oaf of a bastard. Now… Go Sox!

And if you want to take in any of the games in this series, check out the offers at the Surviving Grady ticket site: