I know that mentioning this on Friday the thirteenth probably isn’t kosher. And will likely set him up for an unfortunate accident involving an ice cream truck, falling palm tree or a particularly vengeful hooker. But I’ve got a good vibe about Josh Beckett in 2009. He hasn’t given up a run in 11 innings of work this spring, and while Grapefruit Games aren’t always the harbinger of great things to come, his performance thus far hints at a return to form for Commander Kick Ass of the F@#k Yeah Brigade.

Now, for the love of god, can we start the season already?