I found myself at Standings this afternoon watching the game with a friend of mine from Worcester as the Red Sox and the Yanks played a sloppy slugfest. We were enjoying some beers and the game, and as it’s still early April, the atmosphere at the bar was a jovial one. There’s no need to get too worked up over the Yanks/Red Sox rivalry quite yet.
The only quiet moment during the game came when the New Era commercial above aired. As Yankee fan Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski, Boston partisan and star of The Office, verbally duked it out, we watched it in rapt silence. I’m sure we’ll see this ad thousands of times this year, and I’m sure we’ll be able to recite in our sleep by the time October rolls around. But today, it’s fresh and funny. Enjoy.
Anyway, the rest of the game wasn’t quite as funny. We’re worried about Phil Hughes, but Mike will have more on that during the recap later. In the meantime, enjoy your open thread. The Knicks, looking to wrap up the six seed in the Eastern Conference and a date with the Heat, travel to New Jersey to play the Nets at 7 p.m. The Islanders are hosting the Penguins too, and of course, there’s a full slate of baseball games on tonight. I’d pick the Cliff Lee/Tim Hudson match-up as the game of the night.
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