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Breakfast at Fenway
2006-04-17 08:11
by Bob Timmermann

Patriots Day game in Boston.

Don't the people in Boston know that this game starts way too early?

This game traditionally is the earliest start of any game in the regular season.

And file your income tax return too! They're due today.

Unless you live in Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. Then you have until Tuesday.

2006-04-17 08:47:57
1.   Daniel Zappala
Nice little game of "you-score-we-score" they have going so far.
2006-04-17 09:05:12
2.   Bob Timmermann
And I know the answer to the NESN trivia question? First pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.

Jerry Remy knows the answer since he was the batter.

2006-04-17 09:08:08
3.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Look at it this way: the game is on so early there's no way it can be preempted by hockey.
2006-04-17 09:27:19
4.   Bob Timmermann
Atlanta at Washington at 4
Islanders at Pittsburgh at 4:30 (Oooh, I can't wait!)
Colorado at Edomonton at 6
2006-04-17 10:06:18
5.   DXMachina
Rhody used to get the tax day postponement, but then they moved the job of processing our returns from the Andover, MA, IRS center to the one in Atlanta. I blame Newt Gingrich.
2006-04-17 10:12:23
6.   Bob Timmermann
Yet Marylanders and Washingtonians send their tax returns the other direction.

I suppose the IRS counted up how many returns went to each center and how much each one could handle.

However, the change of address for Rhode Island started in 2003, so you if you wish to blame the Speaker of the House, send a letter of complaint to Dennis Hastert.

2006-04-17 11:03:04
7.   Bob Timmermann
That ending was suitably dramatic.
2006-04-17 11:04:40
8.   Daniel Zappala
Here I thought the game was over, and Mark Loretta of all people hits a game-winning HR.
2006-04-17 11:06:21
9.   Humma Kavula
Wow. That was somethin'.
2006-04-17 11:12:12
10.   Bob Timmermann
What was more unlikely Loretta's HR or Youkilis actually get an infield single?
2006-04-17 11:20:54
11.   kegtron
The ex-Dodgers in that game are absolutely horrible.

Beltre raised his average to .143
Cora raised his average to .167
Seanez raised his ERA to 10.80.

2006-04-17 11:43:36
12.   DXMachina
6 But Hastert isn't from Georgia.

Fenway has a rich history of non-slugging infielders delivering key home runs (cf., Johnny Pesky and Bucky F. Dent), although the magic doesn't seem to have worked for Alex Cora yet.

2006-04-17 11:51:52
13.   Voxter
So, I was prevented from watching the Patriots Day game on because of "local broadcast restrictions", which would be fine, if the Mariners had been broadcasting the game on television. Unfortunately, FSN was busily airing "the most prestigious bass fishing tournament on television", so that was that. I guess I only missed the last couple of innings, but I'm about to blow a gasket out here.
2006-04-17 11:58:03
14.   Bob Timmermann
Voxter must live in the world of "24" where every place is 10 minutes away from everything.
2006-04-17 12:54:05
15.   Voxter
Maybe that's a fair assessment.

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