I am pumped for this weekend’s Sox-Braves series. It’s exciting to me for several reasons:
1. We get to face Derek Lowe, a postseason hero in our ’04 World Series season, and one of my favorite players. Also, since Beckett, the postseason ace last year (maybe the guy who figuratively took Lowe’s crown) gets to face him in what should be a good game 2.
2. Dice-K gets to show us if he is back after what has been an unusual and disappointing series for him.
3. We get to see if Big Papi can keep up his newly regained hitting and stay out of a slump for another series.
4. Even being a Sox fan, it is always fun to watch a guy like Chipper Jones, he is really a fantastic player. He can gain even more respect from me by doing alright against at least 2 of our 3 best starters right now (Wakefield and Lester).
Some other things will be fun to watch for, and I think we have a good chance at taking at least 2/3. Go Sox!