I read books with Rakes at bedtime last night and marveled at the fact he can count to 10, knows his shapes and colors, and his A,B,C's. Smart as a whip, I thought "he could be the President some day."
As I watched him climb his Pawpaw's 12 step ladder all the way to the top step today and say "If a pushed you off dis top dep, I bould DILL you" I realized he could also be a master criminal when he grows up.
Out in the front yard, in shorts pulled up to his armpits, shirt tucked in the front and out in the back, with knee high white socks and brown sandals, dancing in place shouting "nank you Ms Nonnie, dey are nandals" as our neighbor Connie complimented him on his shoes, I thought "there goes the next Johnny Knoxville."
So, you have President, crook, or the successor to "Jackass". Unless he becomes the future 2B for the Red Sox, all three are possible scenarios.
Miracle of miracles, my local FOX affiliate showed the Sox/Angels game today. Per a FOX broadcast, there were some classic FOX moments. Such as McCarver calling Vicente Padilla of the Rangers "Jose Padilla", Dick Stockton calling Darrin Oliver "Darrell", and Julio Lugo morphed into "Cabrera" somehow.
Schilling took the bump and well, looked like Curt Freaking Schilling for the 2nd game in a row. 8IP, 0R, 4H, 4K, 1BB, and numerous stomps, curses, and glares at the umpire. Vintage Schill, and it was a lot of fun to watch. The 8-0 score also shows the bats may be waking up from the long winter hibernation. Papi hit a 3 run bomb in the 8th, Tek hit the ball HARD twice, and Lowell continues to hit. After a hard RBI single by Manny which put Ortiz at 3rd, we also got the first "point our fingers at each other across the diamond" moment of the year.
I'm not holding out a lot of hope for the next 2 days as far as getting to see the boys play: a pretty wicked hahd storm system is more than likely gonna rain out Sunday and Monday. Daisuke is scheduled to pitch Tuesday in Toronto, which also sets him up to pitch next Sunday nights game vs. the Yankees. Yep: the Evil Empire visits New England for the first time in '07 next weekend.
Gotta pull out my handy "Words that you can substitute for curse words because you have impressionable ears in the room" book and give my self a refresher course.
Let the acid indigestion commence.
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