Not sure who my natural rival is, but I'm sure he looks like White Goodman.
Friday, June 26, 2009
So according to the big book of baseball rules, every team has a "natural rival" who they consequently play when the time is right. The Sox draw the Braves as their designated "rivals". Why, you ask? Because the Braves used to play in Boston. The motive clearly being pure nostalgia. I know the Sox were trying to play the odds against the Nats, but how they missed scheduling a Smoltz debut in Atlanta is beyond me.