Tonight’s game is bonus baseball, a make-up game we didn’t anticipate when the 2013 schedule was first drawn up. So instead of sitting around getting drunk with my cardboard cut-outs of Herm Winningham, I can get drunk watching the Beasts of the AL East battling it out at sun-splashed Fenway Park.

Whoever wins gets first place all to themselves.

And hopefully, we win this one for George “Boomer” Scott, who passed today. I never saw him play, but anyone nicknamed The Boomer who referred to home runs as “taters” is first class in my book. The odds say the Red Sox win. Let’s see what the Red Sox say.

Game on.