If ever there was a game that fit the requirements to be a "reverse lock,'' tonight's game between the Orioles and Red Sox is it. My old friend Jim Henneman, who is the keeper of the flame when it comes to the concept of the reverse lock, would certainly agree that a game that pits Josh Beckett against Adam Eaton (left) at Fenway Park would seem like a perfect candidate for one of the most unlikely upsets of the year.
Factor in the psychological ramifications of Friday night's discouraging loss and the continuing issues in the Orioles bullpen and the matchup seems too bad to be true.
That said, I'm NOT waxing counter-intuitive about tonight's game. O's pre-and-post host Jim Hunter was saying late last night that this Orioles team is "resilient" enough to bounce back, but that's my buddy Jim. If he had been at the Hindenburg disaster, he would have said it was a pretty soft landing, all things considered, and that plenty of good seats were still available for the return trip to Berlin.
I'm thinking this might be a good night to rent a movie. You can always stop by here for the occasional update on the game, because I have to watch it.