Sunday, July 1, 2007
Don't think; it can only hurt the ball club
Hopefully, this isn't a harbinger of the future: Rakes on a wanted poster, however, is a very real possibility one day.
Coming home from church today, I told Ciera how proud I was of her for being so well behaved during service today, and Rakes pipes up "Me was good too Dad". Mind you, his shorts had paint on them from where he had sat down in it, his shoes wet from where they had to wash paint off of them, AND he swung his bag with his papers in it over his head like a calf roper as we made our way our of church. Good is relative, I guess: Nobody went to the hospital, so in his eyes, he WAS good.
Down at the pool tonight, he delighted in pointing his water gun at me and saying "put dour hands up": when I would, he would then say in a really spooky voice "do dead". Mercy is not a character trait he has learned yet.
Glad I took them to swim: took my mind off Lugo getting thrown out at third with 2 outs and Youk at the plate last night. Today's title, courtesy of Crash Davis, is dedicated to him.
2-1 Rangers for today's game, with Tavarez pitching out of his mind. Again. Sox had 9 hits and some walks, so scoring 1 run vs. the Rangers is a little hard to stomach. One way or another, they have GOT to start driving those runs in.
Thankfully, the rest of the AL East continues to play like some over 40 beer softball league: Yankees and Blue Jays lose again, so just like yesterday, we end it the way we started it. In the back of my mind, I wonder if we'll regret not stepping on their necks come October.
Hopefully, Tito went into the locker room after today's game, and re-enacted this scene from Crash's movie, Bull Durham:
"Skip: You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!
Somehow, I doubt it: but can you imagine Manny afterward?
Manny: Hey mang, what's a lollygagger?