A night after Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge combined to frustrate the Tampa Rays and their legion of bandwagon-hopping loyal fans, the AL Champs have a 4-0 lead over the Phillies in the top of the 5th.  “Tonight, in the biggest start of his career, Brett Myers will get a chance to be the rockstar” wrote The 700 Level’s Enrico.  Thus far, however, Myers’ performance has been Kevin DuBrow-esque (3 earned runs, 6 hits, 2 walks, O K’s), but on the positive side of things, the easily-outraged (by demonstrative wide receivers) Joe Buck resisted any temptation to draw parallels between Myers and Los Lonley Boys.

Awful Announcing analyzed the relatively low TV ratings for Game One earlier today, but no allowances were made for MLB’s competition in the form of the revived “90210” or the Tiffany Network’s wonderfully titled (but not so wonderfully written or acted) “The Mentalist”.

If you’re wondering how the New York Mets might make up 2 games in the standings next season to the Phillies, fear not, as baseball lifer Razor Shines has replaced Luis Aguayo as the club’s third base coach.  In other Mets news, OF Fernando Tatis was named the 2008 NL Comeback Player Of The Year.  Wait ’til 2009, Mike Hampton.