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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Wishes DO come true

*Picture from the Boston Globe*

Last Friday, I commented on Carol's blog that what I wanted for Father's Day were no "bathroom incident's" with my boy's, a new book, and a Red Sox sweep of the Giants over the weekend.

Miracle of miracle's, all three came true. Rakes and Trot were, for them, relatively well behaved this weekend, with no major battles/injuries.

Thanks to Carol, her husband John, little D, and their very kind gift, I'll be getting that book real soon.

And today, with a 9-5 win, the Sox pulled out the brooms and swept the Giants out of Fenway Park. Wake pitched a good but shaky outing, and backed by Manny's second HR in as many day's, the Sox start a 9 game West Coast swing on a high note.

In the picture, Manny is giving some lucky Fenway fan a hug after hitting his shot over the Monster: for all the complaint's about Manny's effort, or lack thereof, I honestly think the man does not have one malicious bone in his body. Goofy to the nth degree? No doubt. But mean spirited? No flipping way.

In fact, I firmly believe that if we sent Manny to Iraq, sat him down with the correct people, that within 3 days the Sunni's and the Shiite's would be seen hugging each other and pointing their fingers at anyone who moved in the universal language of Manny.

All I know is a world without Manny would be a sad place to be.

70 comments:

KAYLEE said...

//In fact, I firmly believe that if we sent Manny to Iraq, sat him down with the correct people, that within 3 days the Sunni's and the Shiite's would be seen hugging each other and pointing their fingers at anyone who moved in the universal language of Manny.//

HAHA THAT GAVE ME A GOOD LAUGH for some odd reason.I hope the sox never let that guy go.I am glad all you father's day wishes came true.A sox sweep was the least,the sox could do for all the dads out there.As for Trot and Rakes I wouldn't expect the good behavior to last too much longer.:)

scott h said...

That might come true if they let him take his panama red with him

KAYLEE said...

Scott:I know this is not surprising but, you have me confused again. Are you referring to the manny statement?

Ted D said...

Are you referring to illict drug use on Manny's part Bub? Because I have a hard time believing a man who had his music when he came to home plate once be "I want to get high" being a partaker of the happy leaf.

I'm just saying.

Tex said...

Manny is just a happy man....and he makes me a happy woman

HorshamScouse said...

My feelings about Manny exactly, although the idea of him going to Iraq is more than a little scary.

The Sox should break the bank (again) to keep him until he chooses to retire and then they should install a lawn chair in the dugout and appoint him Bench Coach, or Hitting Coach or Happy Coach. Anything to keep his unique madness in the organisation.

Carol said...

Good 'ol Manny - You should make wishes more often Ted :)

Mattie said...

All I know is, Manny better retire In Beantown. He is classic, and he keeps the boys loose. I'm with Jr.: send him to Iraq on a goodwill mission, and watch as they all do the Manny Point instead of the "AK-47" point.

Stacy said...

Manny in a lawn chair in the dugout just makes me smile! :)

I love the idea of the goodwill mission to Iraq. The Manny point would be a big improvement.

He's worth whatever Theo pays him just for the entertainment value. :)

Peter N said...

I LIKE the way your wishes come true...keep 'em coming!!!!!!!!!!!

scott h said...

You folks are killin me, As long as you can seperate your favorite baseball player from your babbysetter or childs teacher or next Ambassador to Iran thats cool. BUT the man partakes of wacky tobaccie. Chillin cause you are laid back and like your job is one thing. Stoned is another

KAYLEE said...

HAHA scott:You are killing me:)

KAYLEE said...

Scott:.He is not "on" anything okay?.

Ted D said...

LOL Bub! And while I'll point out here he's never been found with pot.

However, Kaylee, he's either smoking joints or is without a doubt the only worry free person in the world.

Horsham, you start the "Manny for Happy Coach" petition, and I'll be the first to sign.

KAYLEE said...

"However, Kaylee, he's either smoking joints or is without a doubt the only worry free person in the world."
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haha TED,He has never been caught with joints is that better? but,then again we got no idea what he does at home do we? He could have all kinds of "illegal stuff that we dont know of in there.LOL!Okay your daughter is not readin this thread is she?

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KAYLEE said...

Okay I am off to take a little walk around the neighborhood.Beautiful day outside(scott I know you dont do that but,I do)then to turn on ESPN for the game:-)

scott h said...

Ha ha Kaylee I will match my tan with yours. Remember MLB does NOT test for Pot. go figure that one out.

KAYLEE said...

Scott:I know that although,they should.Then maybe,the players wouldn't "chew".There are other ways to be caught with that stuff though.

Ted D said...

I've never figured that out Scott: why don't they? And the NBA is the same, right?

How goes the life of leisure? Sleeping 'till noon?

KAYLEE said...

"How goes the life of leisure? Sleeping 'till noon?"

Very good.ESPECIALLY when you stay up until 2 am with a babY THAT WONT SLEEP:)

Mattie said...

Ok, THIS is why I'm never buying the MLB package on dish. Every freaking time I get to watch the Sox, our pitching falls apart. I am going into hiding.

Carol said...

So Matt is the culprit ;)

Ted D said...

Corn Meal:

TURN the game off. NOW.

It's 7-3 with one on and Manny up.

Don't blow this.

And Carol: feel free to blame Matt for anything that goes wrong.

I do.

Carol said...

Should it be "Corn Meal" or Scapegoat?- lol

Mattie said...

Sorry...too late. Didn't get the edict of banishment until Manny got out.

Carol said...

Even Manny's not the same when Matt is watching!

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KAYLEE said...

I am with mattie here,I am never watching a game on ESPN again everytime,I do we lose.

Carol said...

Ted & Matt - Do you guys ever go to Atlanta to see the Red Sox play?

Mattie said...

Carol, Jr. got to go last year and see Lester pitch. I did not, as Caroline Ruth had been born only days earlier. As hard as it is to believe, staying home was an easy choice to make.

Carol said...

Awww...

Carol said...

Is this game out of control or what?!

Ted D said...

Do you see how out of whack his priorities are Carol? The birth of his first child over the Red Sox:

NOW you see why he is bad mojo.

It was alot of fun Carol: really nice park.

Now, Sunflower seed and I DO go to Baltimore every year: September 8 and 9 this year for us.

Camden Yards > Turner Field IMO.

Mattie said...

Ok, I'm really turning it off now. I'm sorry guys. It's all my fault. It's the curse I used to bring to bear on my beloved Hurricanes, now being thrown on my Sox.

KAYLEE said...

"Is this game out of control or what?!"

YES it is!

::pretends this game never happened,and it was all a dream::

Carol said...

Be sure he doesn't pack his "bad mojo" in September :D

KAYLEE said...

//Do you see how out of whack his priorities are Carol? The birth of his first child over the Red Sox://

NO TED THAT WOULD BE YOUR PRIORITES OUT OF WHACK! HIS are just fine.

Mattie said...

New post at the perch, though not the one requested by my family.

Mattie said...

And thank you Kaylee.

Carol said...

Thanks for the breadcrumbs Matt -lol.

Ted D said...

Kaylee, please google "sarcasm" and get back to me.

I've forgotten what being 15 is like, and I'm glad I've repressed those memories.

KAYLEE said...

TED,I aint dumb I know what that means already,No google is needed.

Carol said...

Kaylee's 15 seems a little different from what my 15 was lol

Carol said...

Our guy out at second - Unbelievable!

Carol said...

Papi - Please make it stop.

Ted D said...

Kaylee, you are too much: are you ever NOT on the computer?

And if you really think I would choose the Red Sox over the birth of my children, please google sarcasm, because I'm not sure you grasp the full meaning of the word.

Carol said...

Ted - Your kids aren't going to give you gray hair, Kaylee is LOL

KAYLEE said...

"Kaylee's 15 seems a little different from what my 15 was lol"

Carol:My whole life is different than most people's.

Carol said...

I'm telling ya K - Go on "Big Brother" (if you're old enough)!

KAYLEE said...

"are you ever NOT on the computer?"

NO,I am not only when I sleep.

Ted D said...

It's already gray Carol: now it's just a matter of whether I am a Mike Lowell salt and pepper type, or a full bore Grandpa gray by the age of 40.

I'm leaning toward the latter.

Mattie said...

Grandpa is my vote

KAYLEE said...

OK,I think I will just be quiet now before TED'S HEAD EXPLODES.

Ted D said...

I thought you were going to bed peat moss: you have just blown the 6 run comeback in the ninth.

Way. To. Go.

Carol said...

You sound like John O'Hurley then :)

Ted D said...

That'll work Carol: J. Peterman RULES!

Carol said...

Matt - I read your new post, and your fans are going to be relieved that your wife's post-birth photo has moved down (you got a lot of flack for that)- LOL

Mattie said...

Ted, I'm not watching the massacre, so you can't blame me for the lack of a comeback. Amanda has arrived home and has commandered the TV to finish watching Dreamgirls.

Carol, I think the picture bothered them more than Amanda!

Carol said...

It's a good thing that Ted is not married to Amanda ;)

Ted D said...

//Amanda has arrived home and has commandered the TV to finish watching Dreamgirls.//

This one sentence explains so much.

::cries for my little brother::

Mattie said...

LOL

Carol said...

That Dreamgirls stuff just wouldn't fly with you Ted :D

Ted D said...

LOL me? Or Carol? Or thinking about Amanda marrying me?

Because I just pulled myself up off the floor after thinking about that: War of the Roses would have NOTHING on Amanda and me!

Carol, is it now amazing how the good Lord puts you with who you should be with?

It is now top of the ninth: 9-4 Braves. But the Sox have 2 on, and Cox has to go to Wickman, which means win or lose, we have gotten deep into the pen with 2 more games to go.

Moral victory.

Ted D said...

Carol, Angie and I actually rented Chicago once: we watched 15 minutes and turned it off.

I'm not exactly a cultured man.

KAYLEE said...

Good lord carol now I am watching youtube videos of big brothers.

Carol said...

Kaylee going bonkers on the You-tube again lol

Carol said...

Ted - Did you guys watch "Fever Pitch" together?

Carol said...

P.S. Is the title for your new post going to be "Wishes DON'T Come True" (now that the game is over)!

Ted D said...

Carol, Fever Pitch is the last movie we have gone to just the two of us. Many kid's movies, but that is our last "date movie" we went to.

NOT the last date night, Matt and Scott. Just to clarify: I'm just too cheap to spring for the dinner AND the movie.