Josh Q. Public: Struck me kinda funny, seemed kind of funny sir, to me. How at the end of every hard earned day, people find some reason to believe. -Bruce Springsteen
Public Service Announcement: OK, here we go! What's crack-a-lacking sports fans? Just a quickie today. I got stuff to do today. Big stuff. Important stuff. Stuff you wouldn't understand. But I had to do this one today. Do it on the run today. Too much fun today. Jim Leyland can **** shorts today. Daisuke Matsuzaka. D-Nice. Dice-K. Now do believe it? Like Christmas Eve it? From here to Tel Aviv it? All we heard was his stellar career in Japan meant nothing. All we heard was his MVP performance in the World Baseball Classic meant nothing. All we heard was his ten Ks against the Kansas City Royals meant nothing. All we heard was Michael Corleone saying: "You're nothing to me now. You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?" Is he your brother now? Is he your friend now? Do you want to know him now? Do you want to know D-Nice? Dice-K. Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me. And call me the tumblin' dice. Yup you got to roll him. Roll him every third day. Yup you got to call him the tumblin' dice. He was tumblin' last night. Rumblin', stumblin', biumblin' and tumblin' his way to a complete game victory. Rumblin', stumblin', biumblin' and tumblin' his way to a complete game victory against the defending American League Champeen Dee-troit Tigers. A one run complete game victory against the defending American League Champeen Dee-troit Tigers. A no walk complete game victory. Red Sox manager Terry Francona: "I didn't see any reason to take him out. He was better at the end than he was at the beginning." And that's the way it's going to be all year. It's just going to keep getting better. I've got to admit it's getting better. A little better all the time. I have to admit it's getting better. It's getting better, since you've been mine. Yes friends, it's getting better. Getting better since Dice has been mine. And it's going to keep getting better. Getting better as D-Nice makes adjustments. Getting better as D-Nice learns batters. As he learns this game. He just pitched his first complete game since he had thirteen in Japan last season. He just got sixteen outs on grounders. He just got five on strikeouts. He just allowed no walks for the first time in his eight starts. He just gave up a meager two runs in his last two games covering sixteen innings. He just keeps getting better all the time. The Sox now have their biggest lead in the standings in twelve seasons. The Sox now have the best record in all of baseball. The Sox are now the team to beat. Roll Sox roll!
Public Acknowledgements: The Godfather, The Rolling Stones, Keith Jackson, The Associated Press and The Beatles.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!