Friday, October 15, 2004
The official announcement came around 8:15 EST when MLB officials felt that the weather was actually behaving exactly as predicted, with more and stronger rain to come around the vacinity of 10 PM.
This delay should be good for the Sox and even more good news could come in the form of Curt Schilling.
By most accounts, it seemed that Schilling was more likely to be in a surgical suite on Monday than on the mound. However, Fox has reported, (with visual verification) that Schilling had a very productive throwing session today. He used hightop cleats during the throwing session, along with a substantially smaller injection of marcaine, so that Schilling could help judge the situation and amount of pain involved better. Reports are that the Red Sox Medical Staff are also continuing to work on a brace for the right ankle, as a contingency.
If Schilling can go, there's still no guarantee that he'll be effective. However, not knowing what the psyche's of his teammates are, maybe's there's a psychological boost in just knowing he's still with them, ready to battle. That could play very large in Sundays game, which could lead to Monday momentum. If Schilling can go and be effective, it's a whole new list of scenario's to deal with.
Then again, it could all be irrelevant. After all, what the hell do I know? ;-)
The only thing I'm sure of right now, is that the red light on the tower is blinking red during the summer. That signals only meant to convey 2 possible things. The most common is during winter to let Bostonians know that snow is eminent. The other is that the Sox game has been postponed.