Phils and Sox tonight, and a quick personal note.
Busy day for Beerleaguer. It's not only my birthday, but last day at my job of eight years. You might have noticed that posting has been lighter than usual over the last few weeks, which has all been tied in with this transition, but I can promise you this: Beerleaguer is about change in a very big way, and you are going to love it. Details on what I'm doing next, and what's in store for this space, in the coming days. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank the fine folks at the Reading Eagle for their support and friendship. The Eagle played a key role in spreading the word about Beerleaguer, and for that I'm truly grateful.
Game chat: Meanwhile, the Phillies try to snap a six-game interleague skid when they open a three-game set with the Red Sox tonight. The Phillies have lost 13 of their last 14 games to the junior circuit and are just 4-14 against Boston since 2004. Cole Hamels (4-2, 4.28) makes his ninth start opposite right-hander John Lackey (4-2, 4.86). Enjoy the game, and I'll catch up with you tomorrow.