Boredom sets in
A Friday with absolutely nothing going on, at least outside the basement. I did not leave my home today, and I got nothing done, save for extending the warranty on my computer for another year, which I did over the phone just before noon.
I fallen asleep now and then, although I haven’t dozed off since dinner, which is kind of unusual, since a big meal will do that to you from time to time. I’ve spent Friday night in front of my computer, with Monk on TV. I won’t have it this boring on future Fridays, though, because the high school sports season begins the Friday after Labor Day.
It has been a good night for the Brewers so far. Milwaukee has a 7-2 lead at St. Louis in the bottom of the seventh, and a victory will put the Brew Crew two up in the loss column (three overall) over the Cardinals in the NL Central. The Brewers still have another four game series at St. Louis in September, and the Cardinals still have one more visit to Milwaukee, but a series victory will help the Wisconsinites a great deal in their quest for their second division title in four years. I would never have dreamed the Brewers would be within two innings of their 61st victory this season on Aug. 1. I expected them to lose 88 games when I made my preseason projections. As of tonight, the Brewers are on pace for 88 wins. Not bad.
The Royals are in Oakland. They will face Jon Lester tomorrow as the left-hander makes his first start for the Athletics after he was traded by Boston earlier this week. Lester threw eight shutout innings against Kansas City at Fenway Park July 20, and Ned Yost has got to be wondering if the baseball gods don’t like him for some reason. Lester has always had the Royals’ number, and he threw a no-hitter against them in 2010 at Fenway.
I don’t know how much longer I’ll stay up. Then again, I probably could get a little bit of laundry done at this late hour. Who knows.