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Greetings from Dallas

Yes, Dallas. My trip from Orange County home to Boston is through Dallas. There have been better ideas.

Today’s Phillies-Rockies game was snowed out and it’s supposed to be 40 degrees tomorrow in Minnesota for Yankees-Twins. Good thing the Metrodome is around for a few more games.

In Boston, the Angels and Red Sox are looking at relatively pleasant 61 degrees for their Sunday brunch Game 3 at 12:07.

If the World Series goes seven games, it will be on Nov. 5. That assumes no postponements along the way. Do five-game series really need two off days? There has to be a way to better condense the postseason and give the players a chance to play their sport in decent weather.


As for the Sox, it doesn’t look good. They have scored one run in 18 innings against the Angels and now have to deal with Scott Kazmir. The lefty is 6-4 with a 3.05 ERA in 13 career starts at Fenway Park. I had a chance to speak to him last night and confidence will not be an issue. Fenway is one of his favorite places to pitch.

“Oh, it’s great,” he said. “They’re all over you there and everything is so close. It gets me going.”

If it gets Clay Buchholz going, maybe we’ll have a Game 4 on Monday. Once you get there, most anything can happen.


Thanks for checking in. We’ll have plentiful updates tomorrow from Fenway.

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