Checklist for tonight's game:
Lucky bat? check
Toothpicks for holding eyelids open? check
After dropping 2 of 3 to the Yankees, Julian and his band of misfits flew out to Oakland for the start of a West Coast swing: 4 in Oakland and 3 in Arizona.
I hate losing to the Yankees and I'm glad we won't see them again until the end of August: losing to them on a Slappy home run off the Papelbot is like a good hard kick to the marbles: painful.
Oakland reminds me a lot of the Red Sox: goofy personalities, wild facial hair, and a bunch of grinders and dirt dogs: always enjoy it when the 2 teams play. Plus, we are catching them at a good time: their pen is a mess. If we can get the starters out early, this lineup should be able to score a lot of crooked numbers against a pen without it's set up man and closer.
Julian is on the hill: it's a lot like Christmas morning. You have no idea what you are gonna get, and it gives you that warm little pit in your stomach.
In other news, Rakes stepped on a skateboard, and much like Yosemite Sam in the Bugs Bunny cartoon's stepping on a rake, it popped up and gashed his forehead, gave Trot a mule kick to the stomach tonight, and I got caught in a thunderstorm/traffic delay on the way home.
I love Monday's.
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