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Open Thread, 8/23: JaKe vs Rocket

These are the kinds of matchups I enjoy. There's a quality to them that reminds me of a title bout or of the main event at Wrestlemania. It's like Andres the Giant vs a young Hulk Hogan. It's like Optimus Prime vs Megatron. I'm really looking forward to this.

From the UT:

Something else to consider tonight: When both players arrived at the All-Star Game with 7-3 records, they made what Peavy described as "a friendly little bet" on who will end the season with the most wins.
I love that they make it personal. I'm hoping something epic happens. Like I want to see Giles swing at a Clemens fastball and suddenly have lightning strike at the exact spot that the bat and ball collide. Or I want to see Peavy really reach back and fire a pitch that literally bursts into flames just as it's leaving his hand. I'm hoping for crazy unrealistic things.