Monday, May 05, 2008

Monday Night and Feeling Groovy

So Okay, my bood buddy towlie is in town, which is certainly a relaxing beginning of the week. In other news, I watched a terrific movie last , Before the Devil Knows You're Dead . Directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring the alway great Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, and Albert Finney in a very tense and dark crime drama about a robbery gone wrong and a family imploding in extremely ugly fashion. Led by Hoffman's bastard brother Andy, the film has some classic noirish elements, with weak, evil, and tarnished heroes. Highly recommended, and a future addition to the DVD collection, which is my highest praise.

Elsewhere, the BoSox continue to chug along, now at 21-13 and tied for the best record in the American League. they won again tonight, with Dice-K getting sort of an ugly win (5 innings, only 2 hits, 1 earned run, 8 walks, and 109 pitches.) Not pretty, but still he now sits at 5-0 with a 2.43 era he sits atop the best starters in the A.L. Add in 2 time World Series winner Josh Beckett, Young Guns Jon Lester and no hitter throwing Clay Buckhoz, toss in ageless Tim Wakefield and you have an excellent 5 man rotation, with ex cy young winner Bartolo Colon working on a comeback to the major leagues in a Red Sox uniform. The team is basically a shut down 1-2 punch for the 8th and 9th innings with Okijima and Paps. That means that the only weak spot is the 6th and 7th, if their starters don't go long. By the way, the offense is first in the American League.

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