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Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'll be sleepy Wednesday night, too.

Boston Red Sox logoWith Youkilis's home run off the Coke bottle above Fenway's Green Monster — 11-2 in the eighth — I'm pretty sure I'll be losing sleep cheering for my team in the World Series once again. Pedroia, Drew, Youk: The Philocrites family loves ya. Go Sox!

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 21 October 2007 at 11:50 PM

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9 comments:

mskitty:

October 22, 2007 01:04 AM | Permalink for this comment

And Go Rockies! This is a pretty fabulous match-up, seems to me!

Philocrites:

October 22, 2007 07:06 AM | Permalink for this comment

Ms. Kitty, we'll have to vow right now to resume our friendship — no matter what happens between our teams — in two weeks time. (You are so lucky to be on the West Coast for these night games!)

Stephen Merino:

October 22, 2007 12:07 PM | Permalink for this comment

Philocrites,
While I greatly enjoy your blog and am proud to share a Mormon past with you, I grew up in the Denver area and hope to see the sizzling-hot Rockies stun your Sox. May the best team (in black) win.

Jess:

October 22, 2007 12:35 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hate to say it, but I won't be surprised if they're creamed by the Rockies. I just hope it's not a shutout.

And I'm very glad to be in Mountain Time!

fausto:

October 22, 2007 04:13 PM | Permalink for this comment

Shutout? Heh. Ye of little faith.

Desmond Ravenstone:

October 23, 2007 05:54 PM | Permalink for this comment

With the Curse of the Bambino now broken once and for all, the Sox are now the force to be reckoned with that they deserve to be. So with all due respect to our Rockies rootin' friends ... "Denver drools and Boston rules!"

Just some good-natured ribbing, of course.

So what does baseball have to do with Unitarian Universalism, or religion in general? Well, I remember that great prophet George Carlin describing baseball as pastoral, versus the more technical football:

Football fields are clearly demarcated rectangles of regulation size ... Baseball fields stretch outward into infinity.

In football, you carry the ball across the field to the opposing team's goal area ... In baseball, you go home.

In football, you have the tackle, the pass, and the punt ... In baseball, you have the sacrifice.

Jess:

October 25, 2007 01:10 AM | Permalink for this comment

So happy to be so, so wrong. ;-)

Philocrites:

October 25, 2007 10:07 AM | Permalink for this comment

13-1! Confession: It's hard to keep the ol' eyes pried open when your team is ahead like that. I dozed off from the bottom of the eighth through the final out, and spent most of the seventh text-messaging PeaceBang about game ephemera.

Prediction: Tonight's game will be closer, er, much more exciting, but the Sox will win. The Rockies will come back in Game 3, but lose Game 4. It's over in Game 5.

Jess:

October 25, 2007 09:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

And our satellite dish was found hanging from its pole this evening, all cables severed and they won't come fix it until Saturday.

ARRRRGH. . . .



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