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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Battered, bruised, and weary. VERY weary.

Woke up at 6:30 this morning to Classic Rock on the alarm and sun shining through the bedroom window. I rolled over, looked at my beautiful wife, and uttered these romantic words: "I've done screwed up another perfectly good day by staying up until 2:15 in the morning to watch the Sox LOSE".

In hindsight, my decision to put off a decent night of sleep to watch the game seems, well, a poor one. Could not help myself: from Papi hitting one out in the first, to Julian being Julian, and that makeshift lineup Tito threw out there, the game had me hooked.

After watching the Sox chip away at a 3-1 lead, then 4-2, they tie it up in the top of the ninth. Somehow, someway, they get out of a bases juiced, nobody out in the home half. By this point, my twisted logic and sleep deprivation has me believing that this is happening because, by God, I stayed AWAKE. When Ortiz JUST misses his 2nd dinger of the night and bangs it off the wall, I know, I freaking KNOW, Pedie is gonna score from second.

He was out by a country mile: and because for some inexplicable reason he decides not to slide, (Still woulda been out) he gets Jason Kendall's glove to his face for his trouble. Walk off HR by Chavez half an inning later, and it's one more in the loss column.

Still 10 up in the division to the Jays, who are losing as I type this. Still up 12.5 on the LAST PLACE Yankees. And Daisuke on the bump for tonight.

After around 4 hours of sleep, field day at Ciera's school, and hitting the pool with the kids tonight, I am whipped. It's taken me an hour to write this because I'm squinting from trying to keep my eyes open, and I know if I went and laid on the sofa, I'd be out in 10 minutes.

Screw that: there's a game on in an hour and the boys need the mojo. Besides, to quote the great philosopher from New Jersey, I can sleep when I'm dead.

62 comments:

Christine E. said...

1st poster--whooo hooo!

Are you gonna make it until the game otnight? You dont wnat to miss Lenny Dinardo going for his no-hitter..LOL

Hope you are well..WAKE UP!!

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

Would you stop saying that? You are going to make it come true: and no, I'm not superstitious when it comes to baseball in the least. ;)

I'm awake for now: figure I can stick my head in the freezer when I start to get tired: that, or Angie will come find me at 3 am crashed out on the sofa.

I agree: GO SOX!

scott h said...

I'm gone for a few days and its the sos with you folks! Jr I see you are back to your sleepless days and sleepless nights.

Ted D said...

Did you get that pre-historic computer fixed? And the sleepless nights, fortunately, are my own doing and not any insomnia.

Just can't force myself to turn the tv off.

How goes the plant business?

Carol said...

It's official Ted - You are a die-hard fan! I was also crashed out on the sofa with the tv still on. Little did I know that the game ended not long before! I agree that sometimes you think that the game is going good because you are awake -lol. Whatever it takes!

Christine - Speaking of superstition and carrying over from the previous post, did you consider getting married on 7-7-07 rather than Friday July 13?

Ted D said...

Hi Carol: die hard, insane, complete moron, whichever you want to call me, I think they all fit.

It's ok though: I don't mind. Playing tonight by ear: hoping for a Daisuke no-hitter in a 2:30 minute game, so we'll see.

It's amazing how much me watching has an effect on the outcome of the game Carol. Truly amazing. ;)

Carol said...

Ted - If staying up brings us a loss, then you better fall asleep tonight!

Carol said...

P.S. Liked the Tony Soprano reference!

Ted D said...

Carol, I don't think I could go to sleep if I wanted to.

I'm looking at around midnight as the cutoff time. Unless we are winning. Then all bets are off.

Christine E. said...

Carol: No, the 07-07-07 never really came up...13 is my favorite/lucky number--and I have had very many good Friday the 13ths!

As soon as I saw there was one in the summer of 07, that was it...

Our invitations have a black cat on them! Actually, it's a drawing of our black cat...LOL She has a daisy in her mouth....

Ted: I am superstious about baseball, but not much else...so If I keep saying Lenny Dinardo will get a no hitter, he WON'T--hopefully...:-D

Gametime! Go Sox!

Carol said...

"Unless we are winning. Then all bets are off."

Don't jinx us Ted!

Christine - Those invites sound fun/unique!

Christine E. said...

We wanted something that was different--cause we are...:-)

So much for DiNardo's no hitter...;-)

Tex said...

Ted...my work computer has crashed...they're getting me another one....so im on my home pc which is from the dark ages....so I am running slow...barely can post on SG and here...so this is my only post for tonight
And I doubt I can make it all night tonight. I have loads of work this week...and gonna have to get sleep...wait DiceK is pitching...welll maybe I will stay up

Ted D said...

Sorry Carol, I'll quit tempting fate.

Christine, I think it's classic you are getting married on Friday the 13th. "Whistling past the graveyard" so to speak.

Tex, hope they get your computer fixed soon: miss you around here.

Load the bases in the first? Going to be a good night.

KAYLEE said...

scott a few days???? how many is a few to you????

Ted D said...

He's an old man Kaylee: remember, the memory is the first to go.

Carol said...

How dare the game be on a commercial break when Kathy G/D List has one! Now I'm up to speed 0-0.

Christine - Take it up a notch and get married in a graveyard (like disgruntled Yankees fan Regis Philbin did)!

KAYLEE said...

HAHA YEAH i FORGOT.hasnt happen to me yet:)

scott h said...

Jr. pre-historic? I make a statement about my network card and you starting thing HG Wells story.Dude take the aluminum foil off of your windows and enter the 21 century!
Fair day, month and a half of rain and now we go to 90, oh well.
Where is Tumbleweed?

Ted D said...

LOL Carol: that multi-tasking can get one confused, no?

Ugh. Double play just ends the Sox 2nd.

Dinardo looks VERY beatable tonight: c'mon boys, score some runs.

Carol said...

Tek - What are you doing in limbo between 1st & 2nd?- Back to Kathy G!

scott h said...

Kaylee , my mind is a steel trap!

Ted D said...

Scotty, how'd you know I have aluminum foil on my windows? You have a camera in here?

I've given up on him: he's a lost cause. Besides, I think he's moved to Capital Hill to become a lobbyist for the immigration movement.

KAYLEE said...

//Back to Kathy G!//

Carol:WHO is this???

Carol said...

Scott - Be thankful you weren't under tornado watch!

Carol said...

K - Red-headed comedian Kathy Griffin!

Ted D said...

Yeah Bub, to what Carol's referring to: MA has turned into Okalahoma, East Coast version.

Carol, is that back to back days of Tornado warnings for you all?

scott h said...

Ok baseball Jr. You mentioned earlier about Popi sliding, that was about the third game I have seen him either not slide or slide like he was runing the bases in high heels.Tell him they get their lundry done for free!

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee , my mind is a steel trap!//

I could believe that.

Carol said...

I believe so, Teddy.

KAYLEE said...

//Popi//

scott:ITS PAPI let me teach you how to spell

Ted D said...

Not Papi Bub: Pedie. Dustin Pedroia.

I gotta think whoever was on deck should have been giving him the word at home. Though it would not have made a difference. He was out by a football field.

scott h said...

Carol, tornado warning! I know you must be joking. You do know I live in OK. Our alarm clocks go off to tornado warnings.

scott h said...

Ok you Two I am talking about Mr P. whatever.

Carol said...

My goodness Scott - Today up north then wouldn't have fazed you!

Ted D said...

Cry me a river Bubba: we had some lightning here tonight.

It was very tramatizing, I have to tell you.

scott h said...

Jr have you seen that Mr Smith goes to Washington has had a vistor that rivals the Chicklets?

Ted D said...

Yep: meant to ask him about that today.

That boy is different: and to quote a brilliant man, "that's all I've got to say about that".

scott h said...

Carol I could make a mint as a tornado fear counselor

scott h said...

Dude it is not a He

Carol said...

Never heard that one before Scott!

Carol said...

"Dude it is not a HE" - ROFL

KAYLEE said...

By the way thanks for the Pedroia butt picture:)

Carol said...

Does anyone know if NESN is having technical difficulties?- Where are the score graphics tonight?

Ted D said...

I realize that Bub: should we organize a stalker committee for Corn Meal?

BTW, it is lightning again here: Place is turning into the plains all of a sudden.

Ted D said...

Carol, wondering the same: just got back to the game. Is it still 1-0?

Carol said...

Oakland 2-0 (you jinxed us Ted);)

Carol said...

Corn Meal has a stalker?- Poor guy lol.

Ted D said...

Sorry for the jinx: and can someone tell me when Lenny DiNardo morphed into Nolan Ryan?

This is redunkulous.

Carol said...

Blame Christine.

Ted D said...

OK: Christine, this is ALL your fault.

Have no clue why, but Carol told me to.

Carol said...

The game keeps cutting in & out up here, and the no score graphics is driving me crazy!

Carol said...

...can't be a good sign.

Tex said...

\\and can someone tell me when Lenny DiNardo morphed into Nolan Ryan?//

Do NOT blasphme a good name TED!!!!

good gosh...was this chat last night? my computer froze up again...so I left it all...including the game.

KAYLEE said...

TEX dont blame it on the frozwn computer.You know you couldnt stay up:-)

KAYLEE said...

*frozen

Carol said...

Lol Kaylee!

KAYLEE said...

haha Carol,I am really picking on her today on other blogs:-)

Tex said...

kaylee my child...my computer froze...therefore I was sick and tired of messing with and didnt care to watch the red sox to continue to implode alone.....so I hit the hay.

Adults have to work and unlike Ted...I have a job that requires sleep--Ted can go take a nap on one of those beds he sells ;)

Ted D said...

SHH Tex: you aren't supposed to tell all my stuff like that. Angie just thinks I have a high no-sleep threshold!

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone:

Ted: Did you REALLY stay up AGAIN and watch the game?

I just get very nervous about multiple losses..and you never know what you are going to get from Wake...its could be a 14 run inning--or a no-hitter...

Hope everyone is well!

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

Sadly Christine, I did. Though I did watch the last hour laying in the bed hoping for sleep. It was just too close to give up on.