*Photo from the Boston Globe*
I had this post all figured out in my head, and dang if Tex don't beat me to it. 'Course, I've got 3 kids and a wife with a dislocated rib who can't lift anything heavier than a glass, so she wins in the "more free time" category. Great job as usual Tex, and you stayed in the kiddie pool for me, so a tip of the cap to you!
The rib comment? For those few of you not my family members who don't know, Angie dislocated a rib giving birth to our son Trot, unknown to us until about 6 months later. It picked 6:35 a.m. yesterday to decide to say hello again.
Spent 3 hours in the ER (much thanks to Mom and Stacy for the middle relief help in getting the hooligans to church for us) and I have spent the past 40 hours or so in full-on Mr. Mom mode. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER will I think my wife has it easy as a stay at home Mom again: I. AM. SPENT.
What a GREAT 3 games: coming back from a deficit in all three, with the 3 biggest bullets in the Red Sox gun going, this thing looked like a laugh riot on paper. Too bad they gotta actually play. Each time, though, the boys answered the bell and came roaring back, none more exciting than last night. Manny, Drew, Mikey, and Tek going back to back to back to back: unreal.
Yeah, it's April. And I know, we started out like gangbusters last year, only to limp to the finish line. I still remember "The Massacre" of 2006 when Satan's team came to Boston and effectively ended our season. I remember them yucking it up while our ER ward of a team tried to plug the hole in the dam with their thumb. For all you people who say "it's just 3 games" I say go take a whizz in front of a rotating fan: I remember that sick feeling I had last year as I watched the season slip away while Slappy and Jeter slapped each others rear ends and laughed it up. I read all the articles and columns and blogs about how the Yankees EMBARRASSED us last year.
You think Joe Torre didn't think it was important when he ran the starter from Game 1 out in relief? Or pitched Rivera in the 8th Friday night when he spent all of Spring Training telling anyone who would listen that he was NOT going to do that, no matter what, this year?
3 wins is 3 wins. Period. In 2005, if we don't get swept by the Royals, the Sox win the AL East, and instead of playing the eventual World Champion White Sox, WE could have played the Angels instead of the Yankees. So I'm gonna do my "Snoopy Dance" every chance I get, thank you very much.
So today, right now, I'm exhausted and cranky, but happy. I'm sure I'll be ranting about tonight's game or some other nit picky thing, but for right now, all is well.
The Red Sox just swept the Yankees.
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