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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!

Larry: Lollygaggers!

Skip: Lollygaggers."

Somehow, I doubt it: but can you imagine Manny afterward?

Manny: Hey mang, what's a lollygagger?

74 comments:

KAYLEE said...

//Somehow, I doubt it: but can you imagine Manny afterward?
Manny: Hey mang, what's a lollygagger?//

Thats me right now:)I WANT A WIN TOMORROW DARN IT!

Tex said...

Ted. Manny IS a lollygagger! and I can see Manny going out onto the field jumping up and down "lollygagger, lollygagger.."

Carol said...

TD - Here's to "over 40 beer softball leagues!" LOL

Ted D said...

Yes he is Tex: I just don't think he knows what it means!

Carol, I know: let them keep thinking that and we'll be fine!

Mattie said...

Bro, I'm dying! That is one of the best scenes EVER in a sports flick!

Tex said...

oh theres the brother who thinks Tex cant write poetry and speak french :-p

Ted D said...

Flower Power,

You are on Tex's hit list: you'd best apologize before Baltimore, or I'm not gonna protect you.

Carol said...

The bible will protect Mattie lol.

Carol said...

And Rakie does = Cutie :)

Ted D said...

Carol, FYI, my Mom says Rakes looks just like I did at that age.

Boy better enjoy his looks now, 'cause if he takes after me, it'll all go downhill fast.

Tex said...

Carol..if the Bible is gonna protect Mattie...Im sure its a lifesize one he's gonna hide behind. :)

im sure mattie was just thrown another curveball by seeing another side to me....peabrains react that way ;)

Ted D said...

Bran Flakes, you are getting ABUSED here: you at least need to show up and defend yourself.

See Tex, there lies the difference between my little brother and myself: I freely admit to being a pea brain, and he will argue that fact about him with a fence post.

I really think he's adopted.

Carol said...

Don't know about that HB ;)

And poor Mattie thought he only had to defend himself against Scott LOL

scott h said...

Ted Im going to tomorrow to buy new boxers in honour of coming to your house. You always tell me to feel at home. So I thought I would at least get new ones to walk around in.

Im torn guitar or golf clubs. Or for the ladies to understand pumps or flats.. Onlt one will fit in the trunk.

Ted D said...

Bring the clubs and forget the guitar: I haven't played golf in 5 years Bub: have pity!

And Carol, thanks for the compliment, but the gray in my hair and goatee say otherwise.

Carol said...

TD - Are you ready for Big Scott?

scott h said...

Ready is just a state of mind.

Carol said...

You could be the dude then on those haircolor for men commercials during all the Sox games!

Carol said...

SH - Which "state of mind" will you leave JR in?

KAYLEE said...

"You could be the dude then on those haircolor for men commercials during all the Sox games! "

QUIT GIVING HIM IDEAS!

Ted D said...

Carol, Scott is an experience: I'm sure he'll leave and I'll be laughing and crying all at the same time.

And no Just for Men commercials for me: I wear the gray as a badge of honor!

Carol said...

And if he weren't taken, I'd also say Sox Appeal...

Ted D said...

Sox Appeal for me Carol? Or Grandpa Walton?

Because even at his advanced age, I'd still say he'd be a better choice.

Scotty, I'm throwing out every old man insult I can come up with, and you are nowhere to be found?

Stacy said...

Doesn't Websters have a photo of Manny next to the definition of "lollygagger?"

Ted, Rakes looks and acts like you at that age. Only difference is you volume control didn't go that loud. He cracks me up playing on the steps of the pool. Just like you in Florida.

Matt, Tex is peeved with you. You best get off the Greenpeace blog and come start apologizing.

Tex said...

hey when's Stacy gonna start blogging??

scott h said...

J r if you don't get that calf slobber out of your goatee people are going to think I am your little bro.

In about three weeks you wont know what happened to Earl and kevin.

Ted D said...

Morning everybody:

Stacy, you were up at 11:15 last night? That must be a new record!

Bub, your visit is GREATLY anticipated: I've got the boys all ready for Uncle Scott.

Stacy said...

Tex, I think I'll leave the bloggin' to the boys. My life isn't nearly as exciting or full of deep thoughts. :)

Ted, I took a nap yesterday and was having trouble falling asleep. That's why I was still up at 11:15.

Mattie said...

I see how ALL y'all are now! Mattie's not around to defend himself, so everybody in for a group throttling of the tree-hugger!

I'm alerting Greenpeace.

And Tex, you know I'm just razzin' on ya.

Mattie said...

Wait a sec....Scott can post on here at 1:35 a.m., but not write so much as a "hello" over at the perch?

Bring your guitar, Bub, so I can smack you upside the head with it.

I see who the favorite bro-in-law is.

Tex said...

Mattie i dont know why you're being such a whiny baby about Scott blogging here...i dont see ya over at MY PLACE blogging like your 'good brother' does

::sticks out tongue at Matt::

Stacy said...

Tex, I'm liking you more and more all the time! :)

See, Mattie's the baby of the family (not to mention Mom's favorite - JK Matt), and he's not used to anyone calling him out. You git 'em, girl!

Ted D said...

Whoo Hoo! Tex is FINALLY coming around on Mattie being the "bad" brother!

::high fives Tex::

KAYLEE said...

I wont pick on mattie because I am afraid of him:)

Tex said...

apparently Mattie is trying to be like me though...he went as far as to google how to spell 2 in french. kaylee, why are you skeered of Matt?? he's an old softy..what part of TreeNewt dont you understand?

::high fives Ted::

::bows for Stacy::

::waiting for mattie's retort::

scott h said...

Could you guys hold it down ! Im trying to sleeep in today.

scott h said...

Merci Beaucoops Tex.

Tex said...

Beaucoup Scott...let me make it easy for ya

http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/

scott h said...

Ah Tex I believe I was correct. That was the Texas version.

scott h said...

JR when should I turn in my acommadation request.

KAYLEE said...

//kaylee, why are you skeered of Matt?? he's an old softy..what part of TreeNewt dont you understand?//

I understand it all but,I have to be suspicious of a guy that everyone calls a tree Newt!

Scott:Do you know what sleeping in means? it doesnt mean to sleep in until pm!

KAYLEE said...

meant 3 pm darn keyboard i hit the 3 i swear to the bible!

Ted D said...

Bub, you on the ark yet?

And your accomodations are ready: home cooked food, nice tv to watch the games on, and one riled up Rakes as your entertainment.

C'mon out!

Mattie said...

In my defense, I was the one getting blasted for not posting on my OWN blog enough, so when I finally have time to do so, said raggers should at least take the time to enter a token retort. Thus, the blowout of Scott.

And I do believe I posted on Tex's blog this morning, no?

What do you people want from me?????

Ted D said...

In my best Arnold voice from "Kindergarten Cop":

Stop Whining!

Every group's got one Corn Flakes:

You're ours!

KAYLEE said...

we all you like you mattie whether we show it here or not:) Just ke3ep that in mind!

Tex said...

Mattie please dont be sad...come ON...whatza mattah?? cant take the heat??

Ted D said...

Toughen up Rose Petal:

It'll do you some good for Baltimore!

scott h said...

Jr where have you been? I know fruittie pebbles took off today because something about the mines being closed? Whats up with Carol blocking me off ?

Tex said...

What happened?? Did Mattie Whattie take his nuts and go home?

Ted D said...

Bub, I've been around since about 3: took the hooligans to the zoo.

And Carol is re-doing her blog: I keep checking to see if it's been updated, but no luck yet.

Tex, Mattie is probably modeling Amanda's latest dress for her to hem the skirt.

Mattie said...

Alright, for the record, some of us have lives. I spent tonight cleaning up after Baby C's entire dinner came back up. Yep...fun stuff. How can akid hold that much?

So now, don't y'all feel bad? Naw...probably not.

I'm not blogging anymore tonight, fyi, so we can watch a movie. Have fun picking on me while I'm gone!

Carol said...

Sending get well wishes for sweetie pie Caroline!

Carol said...

Sorry Bub - Had I been savvy enough, I would have put up a "under construction" sign or something, but I don't know how to do that -lol.

Ted D said...

Mattie, sorry Baby Caroline got sick. I really am.

However, as a proud Father of 3, I have no sympathy for you: it builds character. And please tell me you are watching "The Departed" or something that does not involve the phrase "date movie"? Please?

See Carol: I wasn't the only one worried! Hope this means the blog is up and running?

Carol said...

Yes TD, and with a F Bomb (not mine of course)! ;)

Ted D said...

Just commented Carol: she's a classy lady, no?

Just goes to show you that $250 million still can't buy you class.

Of course, her husband runs around on her with strippers who resemble the East German women Olympian's, so what do you expect?

Carol said...

I agree, but then I think that she must be really hurting inside to do something like that!

Ted D said...

I won't attempt to pretend I understand women: I just know the one I'm married to would have thrown my stuff out on the front lawn if that had been me.

Carol said...

Should we not be surprised that the guy who disrespects Red Sox Nation, also disrespects his wife?

Carol said...

And TD - You have 60 comments ;)

Ted D said...

I guess not Carol: still, act like you are at least 25, you know? It's probably some statement about him for all I know.

If only half of the 60 comments weren't mine. ;)

Ted D said...

OK, I feel better. I counted, and only 17 are mine.

Thanks to you, Tex, Bubba, Stacy, Kaylee, and Oat Bran, I have 60 +!

Carol said...

I think that Oat Bran may go on strike if we're not careful LOL

Ted D said...

Nah, it's been 32 years of this for him Carol: he's used to it by now!

Carol said...

Yay, the Sox just won (not saying a word Oat Bran)! ;)

Ted D said...

WOOT!!!

If you had told me last week I'd be this happy for a split with the Rangers I'd have laughed at you: scoring 7 runs is big time for my morale.

KAYLEE said...

Thanks to you, Tex, Bubba, Stacy, Kaylee, and Oat Bran, I have 60 +! //

Are half of those mine? oh wait you guys blog more than me.

KAYLEE said...

see only 7 are mine.I should go to pitbulls houser more often:)

KAYLEE said...

*house not houser.

Carol said...

"scoring 7 runs is big time for my morale"

We'll pass that message along to Tito TD :D

Ted D said...

Thanks Carol!

New post is finally up.

scott h said...

So lightweight is having date night on a monday? HMM is this one of those right day right night right hour right moon in the right alignment?
When out and shot a gigawatt of fireworks with the boys. Nursing my wounds right now.

Carol said...

Gigawatt of fireworks = fun