After seeing this pre-historic turtle at the zoo today, Rakes promptly turns to me and say's "Me wanna dide him Dad". Explaining to a 3 year old why he can't ride the Gimongous turtle who could bite his arm in half is not the easiest thing in the world. Trust me.
Rakes also wanted to, in no particular order, climb into the Lion exhibit, hold the miniature alligator, and chase the ducks that wander around the Africa part of our zoo.
Highlight of the day was a tie between the polar bears and the gorilla exhibit. Any other day, the polar bears win hands down: they are always really playful and will swim right up to the glass and push off with their feet. Reason for the gorilla finishing so strong? He was joyfully sitting on the grass, right in front of the window, munching away on his own, well, feces. Of course, the next 20 minutes were filled by Rakes shouting "Look Daddy: dat dorilla eat his own POOP."
Well, Sox win 10-1. Wake was lights out again, and DOUGIE went deep, adding a RBI single to go along with the long ball. Pap came in and got Vladdy and Garrett Anderson in the top of the 8th, throwing 6 pitches and heading to the clubhouse without throwing any more. Timlin came in the 9th, and went 1/2/3.
Beating a quality team like the Angels that bad is a confidence booster: the fact Wake had such a good game is the icing on top of the cake.
Schilling tomorrow, and it looks like the weather will hold. Sunday and Monday are a different story, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
I hope my FOX affiliate knows what it's doing: otherwise, if you hear about a "technical difficulty" around the Greensboro, NC area tomorrow, you know who to blame.