Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Playoff Rotation Speculation An Unexpected Joy

Back in February, if we told you there would be a mild controversy over the Red Sox playoff rotation, you would have laughed us right into a snow pile. What a luxury it is to be quibbling over whether Lester, Buchholz or Lackey should take the ball in Friday's ALDS Game 1. The unofficial consensus is that it will be Jon Lester who toes the rubber in the first tilt, followed by John Lackey (he of the dramatic home/road splits). This would leave Clay Buchholz to deliver the potential coup de grâce in Game 3. But, let's step back an revel in the fact that we're even having this conversation. After all, CC and Andy and Phil and Ivan and Hiroki are juggling their tee time rotations.