Red Sox-A's: Recovering From Two Strange Mornings

Galen GarnerContributor IMarch 26, 2008

I am new to Bleacher Report, but I have heard a great deal of wonderful things about the site. With that out, I figured that it was time that I jumped aboard the Bleacher Bandwagon.

Red Sox...what are they to me? Of course, they are a team. Yes, they are the defending World Series Champions. And by the way, they do have the second-highest payroll in baseball. To me, they are the reason that I woke up two consecutive mornings at 5 a.m. (CT) to watch a live broadcast of Opening Day 2008 from Japan.

The idea of baseball in the morning is wonderful. Wake up, turn on the coffee, turn on the TV and dissolve away into the universe of baseball. Not such a bad deal, right? Well, I thought the same thing until my last two morning encounters of "Breakfast and Baseball.”

Tuesday morning: ESPN2’s coverage of the Red Sox-A's was supposed to begin at 5 a.m.

Viewers across America quickly learned that this scheduled television program of Good Morning Red Sox Nation was really Good Night Blackout. After battling with, I (along with many other Red Sox faithful) found myself watching the game in the top of the fourth inning through MLB.TV. Things got interesting…10 innings...Sox Win, Paps gets the save.

Wednesday morning: ESPN2’s coverage of the Red Sox vs. A's finally comes through after 24-hour delay from Tuesday. Ha! That is the only thought that I can really come up with when trying to describe any feelings towards the display of competitive baseball that was supposed to be exhibited by the Red Sox on Wednesday morning.

I find it quite appalling when Manny Ramirez is the only player on the Sox that is getting anything done.

After two mornings of 5 a.m. Red Sox baseball, I came to the conclusion that Major League Baseball should be confined to North America and Bud Selig should be slapped in the face with a trout for coming up with an idea like this. I want my sleep back and most of all I want my Sox back in the United States.