Here's a quick rundown of the schedule for the big series:
Friday: Sabathia vs Beckett, 7pm, BostonThat is all I was going to write... but I have to make this point first:Wakefield vs. Byrd!!!!! There has never been a matchup of two pitchers using less velocity to get people out, this side of my slow pitch softball league. Byrd rivals Wake in this department, and they still call his pitches "fastballs." While Wake's mockingly-slow pitches move so much that a man whose only professional skill is catching the ball can't catch that ball, Byrd hasn't walked a guy since the deadball era. Also, please revel in Byrd's windup. It's emotionally jarring.
Saturday: Carmona vs Schill, 8pm, Boston
Monday: Dice-K vs. Westbrook, 7pm, Cleveland
Tuesday: Wake vs. Byrd, 8pm, Cleveland
Thursday: 8pm, Cleveland
Saturday: TBA, Boston
Sunday: TBA, Jericho Vermont