I was going to try and do my midseason review of the Atlanta Braves today and then do the AL teams next week, but I'm too into watching the Red Sox/Yankees game now and then I have to go to work later. So, I'm going to do the Braves and then the AL teams next week when I get back.
In case I forgot to mention it (or you don't remember), I'm going to visit my best friend on Long Island tomorrow. We're going to the game on Sunday (his family has four tickets to every Sunday home game for the Yankees and his parents have a wedding to go to) and just today we managed to get tickets to see Monday's game between Pedro Martinez and Mike Mussina (thank you Michael Kay, for announcing that the game was not sold out yet).
I've seen Red Sox/Yankees games in person and I've seen a game in Yankee Stadium, but I've never seen the Red Sox play in Yankee Stadium. I've also never seen a Pedro Martinez start, and now my first chance to see one will be against another Cy Young contender in Yankee Stadium.
Needless to say, I'm very excited. I plan on having fun the rest of the weekend (stickball, cookouts and walking around New York City are currently on the agenda), but the quality of my trip will be greatly improved by wins in both of those games. Come to think of it, a sweep that pulls the Red Sox into a tie for first place would be just fine by me.
At any rate, I probably won't be able to make any posts while I'm down there. So, enjoy your Fourth of July celebrations, enjoy your weekend and I'll be back on Tuesday, hopefully with a big grin on my face and happy stories to tell.