Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Spring/Summer Sox

Well, last night was the night. Johnny Damon, our erstwhile center fielder, returned to Fenway Park. By “our” I mean, of course, the Boston Red Sox. The team that keeps me in suspense season after long season.

They did win the World Series a couple of years ago, but if I have to wait as long for the next one as I did for that one, I’ll need to figure out how to just about double what would be my average lifespan. I’m not sure I’ve got the time or the energy to do that!

Fortunately, the bottom line is that I like the game -– and I just plain enjoy watching the Red Sox play. It was even fun to see Johnny Damon, even if he was wearing pinstripes out on that beautiful green diamond -– let’s face it, he went 0 for 4. Can’t do much better than that. And to watch David Ortiz crank out one of his patented three-run homers against Mike Myers just made my night. It’s going to be a great summer.

1 comment:

Bob Hibbs said...

The great question of course is: If you produce a bow tie for the Pirates (those under-achievers from Pickle Town) why on earth can't you offer one for the Phillies who grace a great city celebrated not only for fraternal affection but for baseball civility as well?