The man you see in this picture, about to knuckle that wildly bouncing arrow into the leg of the man standing next to him, is Tim Wakefield. He has been with the Red Sox since 1995 and has ridden all the postseason waves that have surrounded the team during that time. And tonight, he has to save their season.
We were surprised to learn that Wakefield's postseason ERA was 6.12; we had remembered him pitching better than that. He's gonna have to improve on that tonight, or the Red Sox are going to be down 3-1 facing the Indians' two studs. They catch the relative break that is Paul Byrd tonight, a man who looks like a squat Floyd Landis to us.
It's still possible it will rain, but if they play, we're gonna have a lot of answers right quick. At least there will be no bugs.