Reminds of watching the scab games during the 94/95 strike. Maybe we’ll get a Brian Daubach out of all this brutality.I'm enjoying the season, too. I've watched or listened to at least some of about half the games.
I never expect the Sox to win, so there's zero anxiety about it. It's just baseball, which I missed so much before they came back, that I was watching Fubon Guardians' games — and they were terrible, too! I realized how much I love putting the game on and, like, doing the dishes or scrubbing the grout in my bathtub.
The team is a very weird mix of good and terrible, but it's surprisingly watchable.
It's fun to root for Chavis to make contact, for Dalbec to hit 390 foot popups, or for Phillips Valdez to throw a dozen changeups in a row, as he did last night. Verdugo has been a positive delight to watch. Robinson Leyer just made his debut, and he seems really fun: straight high-90s heat that he throws out of the zone, and then a tight slider/cutter thing in the mid 80s that he tries to spot the corners with. Darwinzon Hernandez just went back on the IL, but I find him absolutely electrifying to watch. Even Arauz is interesting.
Devers slumped hard for the first few weeks, but now is in the midst of a two-week span with a 1.000ish OPS. Bradley slumped hard for the first few weeks, but is now in the midst of a two-week span with an .840ish OPS.