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Monday, April 23, 2007

VICTORY

*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.

67 comments:

KAYLEE said...

I am not even commenting on that post ted.A dislocated rib?that would hurt:D

Tex said...

Ted. this aint no contest! we aint in jr high where if you showed up in the same shirt as I did...one of us would go home to change (and it wouldnt be me)
and while I dont have kids at home or married...do not think I DO NOT have a LIFE! :)
I LOVE your pic better!!!

Mattie said...

Yes, it's April.

Yes, we faced a patchwork rotation.

Yes, we came from behind to win each game.

But the last time I checked, the standings only show wins and losses. And I see us in 1st, thanks to the sweep.

Ted D said...

Tex, LOL! And I didn't say you had no life, I said you had more free time! And yes, it would have been me who changed the shirt! I COMPLIMENTED you Texas: just say Thanks!

Mattie, you are preaching to the choir:

It's 5-3, top of the ninth. Youk, Papi, and Manny coming up.

Crap: Vernon Wells just tripled off Timlin and made Wily Mo look like one of the Bad News Bears.

Walkoff?

KAYLEE said...

NO i dont want no walkoff let the jays win:D

Ted D said...

Kaylee, are you insane? No walk off?

Timlin just mad an AWESOME catch on a comeback line drive that if he had not caught, would have most likely killed him.

scott h said...

So I am assuming , and I know what that means.That Peat Moss must have been out selling while you and Angie played doctor all day long.

Ted D said...

Ugh. Aaron Hill just hit a 2 run shot off Timlin.

7-3 Jays.

KAYLEE said...

INSANE?NOPE I AM QUITE the opposite of that tonight TED!

KAYLEE said...

THEYS need more than a walkoff NOW YAY TIMLIN!

Ted D said...

hey Bub: I HOPE peat moss worked. And sadly, no Doctor was played: frustrated laundry worker, child provider, and cleaner of dishes was well represented however.

Tex said...

thanks ted...i was just messin with ya!

tough as nails timlin! well we need to be happy with our brooms

KAYLEE said...

I just for the winning team tonight TED.

Mattie said...

I worked, but made very little money. My cell was glued to my ear, literally, from 8:30 until 12:00. Constant. If I hung up, it rang. My battery was dead before lunch. Yee-haw.

Mattie said...

Peat Moss has to travel with the boss tomorrow, so he's off to the nest. Good night all.

KAYLEE said...
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KAYLEE said...

THANK YOU TORONTO FOR WINNING I CAN GO TO BED HAPPY NOW:-)

scott h said...

Sounds like a drag. Have you tried the heimlich , might work might get you punched!

Kaylee take a deep breath, take your TOES off of the keys and use your fingers!!!

KAYLEE said...

i am using my fingers the ones that work anyway

Ted D said...

Kaylee, do you have multiple personalities? You are GLAD the Blue Jays won?

I just don't get it.

Hopefully, the Yankees will end up losing to the Devil Rays: only thing to soothe the wound.

KAYLEE said...

yes ted my other one is out tonight.I like the blue jays.

scott h said...

Ted, the heimlich was a suggestion for you to try on Angie!

Ted D said...

Kaylee, you just ventured into "The Shining" territory.

Bub, if I tried that now, she'd murder me with a frying pan: the woman is in PAIN.

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee, you just ventured into "The Shining" territory.//

HUH?

Ted D said...

Sorry Kaylee, forgot you weren't born when that movie came out.

Let's just say I think you are clinically insane now: I thought you were a Red Sox fan who was born in Boston and went to Spring Training?

Did not know you were a canuck who said "eh, take off hoser".

KAYLEE said...

//Let's just say I think you are clinically insane now: I thought you were a Red Sox fan who was born in Boston and went to Spring Training?

Did not know you were a canuck who said "eh, take off hoser".//

HAHA ted the First part is true the second part of that? NOW YOU ARE GOING INSANE ON ME

KAYLEE said...

I SHOULD GO TO BED NOW BEFORE I GET WEIRDER!

Christine E. said...

Hello everyone:

Crappy Game..:-( I dont think Mike Timlin has it anymore..:-(

I am sop sorry to hear that your wife is hurting--but I am glad you are being a help to her..:-)

But we swept the yankees...whoooo hoooo! I dont care if it IS April...If they beat us, they would not care if it was April...So I'll take it

I am espevially enjoying how Torre is running his picthing staff RIGHT INTO THE GROUND....using a started as a reliver in April (and pretty much your ace, no less, is NUTS...and I am so glad its them!

Hope everyone is well....

Go Sox!

KAYLEE said...

CRAPPY GAME? NO GOOD GAME!

Ted D said...

Hi Christine: Was wondering where you were. Good to "see" you.

Ignore Kaylee: she has obviously lost her ever loving mind.

scott h said...

Ok everyone plug your ears this is basball talk to my little buddy. A rod went yard again ,top of ninth thats two for the night at TB. Ok we are live GO SOX!!

Ted D said...

And Matsui pops up to end it:

10-8 Devil Rays.

All is right with the world.

KAYLEE said...

YANKEES LOSE AND THAT COMPLETED MY NIGHT.I cannot write a post on my blog tonight becase all it would do is make people believe I have turned on the SOX!

Christine E. said...

Got home late today...had tons of running around to do...:-) Nice to me missed tho...

Yeah, I was wondering about that--What is up Kaylee? Rooting for the Blue Jays? getting weird in your old age? LOL

Did I miss Trail mix and Lucky Charms? ;-)

KAYLEE said...

I GET WEIRDER AND WEIRDER everyday christine I aint at my weirdest yet!

Ted D said...

Christine, Trail Mix made an appearance, but left soon after.

Lucky Charms is still around!

Like I said before, you add an element of class to this side show:

You are ALWAYS welcome!

scott h said...

Christine catches on pretty quick!So why did trailmix go to bed early if he is riding with you tomorrow.

KAYLEE said...

I will be back to my normal SOX FAN self tomorrow.

Ted D said...

Bub, he's riding with a REAL boss: not me.

Hopefully, he'll sell something since I'm 0 for April.

I hate being self employed.

Christine E. said...

I admire you Ted, I could never do sales...they woudl tel me "No" and I woudl go "ok.." and then me and the cats woudl starve..

Hi Lucky Charms....LOL

KAYLEE said...

ID YELL AT EVERYBODY ugh I gotta work wednesday hate working all together!

scott h said...

I kinda like the sound of that name! I'm sure that was not your plan.
Yep Ted self employed and sales can be a roller coaster. I figure if I sold Insurance I can sell anything now.

scott h said...

Don't worry its only the 23rd of the month! You still have a week. Thats what managers would always say.

Christine E. said...

I was trying to come up with a ceral that wasn't all ticks and trigs....and Lucky Charms it was...Glad you like it...:-D

No sympathy here Kaylee--I work m-f ALL DAY....:-)

Ted D said...

Christine,

You give me and Oat Bran WAY too much credit: a chimp could do this job.

If you have a good line of fertilizer, you have it made.

I'm just trying to make it month to month. Let's all hope the boys can finish out tomorrow on a high note: I gave up 24 tonight for this game!

Christine E. said...

Crap: I cannot spell: Sticks and Twigs...(sigh)

KAYLEE said...

I feel like I work all day SCHOOL aint easy either especially when you got a brain like mine thats on a different planet every other day:-)

scott h said...

So is this a mars or uranis day?

KAYLEE said...

ITS MARS TODAY! SIgh:I havent slept in 2 days can you tell?

Ted D said...

I'm out everyone: the bad rib has WORE me out:

Christine, glad you are sticking around: takes a special person to deal with all these idiots at once.

Bubba, good luck with the fleecing tomorrow.

Kaylee, seek help. ASAP. You are the most scary person I've ever run across: Sox, Mets, now Blue Jays.

You need help.

Christine E. said...

The Oreos are red hot right now...Would not want to go to the Bronx having lost a bunch of games...we need some momentum so we can go into their house this weekend and squash them like the bugs that they are...LOL

I think I need to sleep...See y'all (homage to Tex..:-) tomorrow

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee, seek help. ASAP. You are the most scary person I've ever run across: Sox, Mets, now Blue Jays.

You need help.//

I think you just laid one on me that I cant argue with maybe boot camp is good for me!

scott h said...

The Oreos are red hot right . I dip them in milk but never tried them cooked. Hmmm

KAYLEE said...

SCOTT:DONT TAKE HER LITERALLY!

KAYLEE said...

OR MAYBE I NEED MORE HELP THEN BOOT CAMP!

KAYLEE said...

OKAY I AM OFF TO BED TOO:-)

Stacy said...

Ted, I was reading over your last post's comments. You better be really nice to me or the "old ball and chain" comment might just slip out in casual conversation. :)

John said...

Mr. Mom mode is tough...hang in there!

Carol said...

Hiya Ted - Hope you are less exhausted & cranky by now lol. A tip of the cap to you for vowing to never say that Angie has it easy. John from time to time will tell me "A woman's work is never done!"

I also think that the evil empire may have put a curse on Angie and I over the weekend. I would much rathered have lost my internet connection over a sore rib any day though - Poor Angie!

Ted D said...

Stacy, was wondering if you caught that. ;)

John and Carol, thanks for the encouragement: she's feeling some better, but say's she feels like she's been in a car wreck.

Carol, you know how much lifting you a Mom has to do all day: she's been toughing it out though.

Now, Carol, is John (the one NOT living in New Zealand) your John?

KAYLEE said...

okay I am ready for a win:D

KAYLEE said...

and i aint talking about a jays win:D

KAYLEE said...

thank you papi thats what i like to see.

KAYLEE said...

UGH WHAT IS JULIAN DOING?

KAYLEE said...

OkaY I about ready to switch the TV to the diamondbacks game to see RANDY JOHNSON PITCh.

Ted D said...

This is BEYOND ugly:

10-3 Jay's, bottom of the 6th.

I'm still hopeful of a comeback.

KAYLEE said...

I aint givin up hope but a comeback dont seem likely the way this game is going.