Friday, June 12, 2009

Off To Never-never Land

Seriously? It's been almost a month since I've been here?

Well, you see, it's like this...

No, really...

I think I have too many blogs. Plus everyone that I care about over here is on Facebook, which I think, great as it is, has ruined some things like this for me. I have two "Diaryland" blogs besides this one. My primary blog is purely spiritual, where I blog my semi-daily devotions. The other Diaryland blog has begun being pretty much about Stephanie and our adventures with autism.

Then there's this blog.

Where I get to ask this question.

In what kind of surrealistic dream land do we live, where it could ever be thinkable that the Red Sox could be 8-0 against the Evil Empire in the season?

When I left home to come to work tonight, the Evil Ones had taken a 3-1 lead, thanks to some subpar pitching by Manny Delcarmen. We love you, Manny, but you just didn't have it tonight. Even though I know the Sox are famous for those 8th inning comebacks, I had a bad feeling about this game. You know what I mean...sometimes, you just know that this one isn't going to work out.

By the time I got to work and was able to get logged on to this here 'puter, Mike Ogulnik was announcing the AL scores on "Rangers Replay," which, by the way would be a winning edition of said program, as the Rangers took the Jays 1-0 tonight, in a tremendous pitcher's duel. I was racing him, trying to get the Red Sox web site up before he announced the score. It was pretty much a tie, as he gave the score right as the site loaded up. I could scarcely believe my eyes and ears, and almost squealed with joy at what I saw/heard. The came back. In that magical 8th inning.

And so, the dream continues. The Red Sox have successfully thwarted the Busted Bronx Bombers 8 times this season and 9 straight if you go back to the last time they met in '08. I read that the last time the Sox started off a season 6-0 against the Evil Empire, they were known as the Highlanders. Dear Lord, that was a long time ago. And I read that the last time the Sox swept three series from them was 1974.

To make things even better, it looks like Papi may be back. He popped two good ones during this series, one to straightaway center field.

And don't we all just love Brad Penny now, after plunking A-Roid in the back? Wasn't that just great fun? I only wish I could have seen the 8th inning. But, alas, to work I had to heigh-ho.

Don't anybody dare wake me up from this dream.

TTFN, y'all!