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I’ll apologize for the delay in this week’s In Case You Haven’t Been Keeping Up With Current Events later. For now, you and I both have something better thing to do: namely, prepare for tomorrow’s season opener against the A’s.

For those of you bitching about the 6:05 AM start time, I hear you, but put a sock in it. I’m in San Francisco, so I’ve got to get up at 3:00 AM. While the Boston Globe declined to provide the TV info – I assume because they figure you’ll be watching on NESN – the Contra Costa times says that it’ll be carried on ESPN2 as well.

Let’s hope my predictions regarding Senor Matsuzaka are correct, because either way he’s getting the ball.

Put Your Insomnia to Work

By now, most people are aware of the brutal start times for our season opener – which are, for marketing reasons that I don’t happen to agree with – being held in Japan. The A’s/Sox contests over there will begin at 6:07 AM, which is bad for the Boston folks, but positively brutal for those of us on Mountain Time. 4:07 AM? Seriously?

The Pacific Time folks actually have it easier, as they can just stay out late.

Now comes word that the remaining single game season tickets – you know, the ones left over after I was completely shut out of the last ticket sale – go on sale Saturday morning. For the lucky East Coast dwellers, the start time is 10 AM. But those of us saddled with MT baggage are facing a steep 8:00 AM Saturday wakeup.

Ugly, but possibly a chance to use my insomnia for good, rather than evil.