Internet favorite Brian Bannister (4.97 ERA) looks to live up to a fraction of his immense hype this afternoon against fellow Holy Man Paul Byrd (4.10 ERA). The winner of today's contest earns eternal fame and pulls closer to a .490 winning percentage.
It's just so unfortunate that Byrd is such a distraction, you know? Just like Barry Bonds, such an awful awful distraction. The distraction is unbearable in fact. But he deserves it. He's a fellow national innocence destroyer, and I hope all fans boo him today at the K. I'll be in the outfield, holding up an * poster.