Game 1

Woah, there, now that was some messy baseball. A messy SLUGFEST. I suppose that’s no surprise. Uhm … can we say “errors”?? Game 1 was like a Keystone Cops skit of baseball. Starring Kevin Millar and Manny Rivera.

At least we won. There was much screaming and carrying on at the game party … Rachel (a recent baseball-fan convert) reached over and hugged me wildly at one point, waiting for Manny to be safe at first … she couldn’t bear it … she needed to hug me … It was a great group. Baseball freaks (to lesser and greater degrees), all of us.

I picked the wrong week to stop biting my nails.

Game 2 tonight. Like my mother said to me in a message she left today, “So we’re getting ready to hunker down for Game 2…”

Yup. Hunker on down. It’s gonna be a long week. A long messy slug-fest week.

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13 Responses to Game 1

  1. peteb says:

    Hunker on down… and pray (to whichever god is frequented) that the stitches in Schilling’s tendon hold.

  2. Dan says:

    Hunker in your bunker.

    I am giddy.

  3. Dave J says:

    Two errors from Ramirez in a row and I thought I was going to DIE. I still can’t believe the Sox won anyway. Unreal. No words. Here comes the next nailbiter.

  4. Dave J says:

    (Who’s “Manny Rivera,” BTW? Any relation to “Manny Ortez”?) :-p

  5. Bill McCabe says:

    That was one hell of a moonshot by Senor October, aka Manny Ortez.

    Dave, Manny Rivera is Kerry’s second favorite player.

  6. Big Dan says:

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up heroin.

  7. Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

  8. Dave J says:

    And to conclude the quotes from the late, great Lloyd Bridges as Chief Air Traffic Controller Steve McCroskey in Airplane!:


  9. Dave J says:

    Oh, and another thing: Donna Summer’s still alive?! I always thought she was just Rick James in drag.

  10. Ron says:

    Well, the Red Sox seem to have found ways to win despite atrocious defense. Another 4-error game, another win. Heck, for game 2, it was 4 errors and only 2 runs given up.

  11. Wutzizname says:

    Hey everybody! :)

    I caught part of the game at a costume party this weekend. Quite a thrillride. I thought of the people at the gathering up there ‘watching intently and perhaps partying later’ I’ll bet you guys went nuts when the outfielder somehow had a ‘shoe malfunction’ and just missed the catch.

    The statement ‘The curse is alive and well’ was heard after seeing that.

  12. red says:


    Oh pshaw. (Is that how you spell “pshaw”??) There is no curse. I’ve never believed in any old curse, and I scorn those who hang onto it any time a Red Sox player makes an error. Manny just sucks as an outfielder. It’s not the ghost of Babe Ruth tripping him up out there, it’s his own damn clumsy-ass feet. We actually were all making jokes about his thought process while he’s out there:

    “Wow, those balloons look pretty … I really like that color … Hm, those clouds are pretty, too…”

    I like how Sports Guy describes Manny:

    goofy Manny moments, when he careens around the outfield like a drunk guy running away from police, then crushes a line drive five minutes later.

    heh heh heh


  13. peteb says:

    So 2-0.. OK, deep breath everyone… and.. Meet Me In St Louis!

    (well someone had to say it)

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