Friday, September 19, 2008

What good is a new toy if you can't play with it?

I am not at all surprised that the first ever instant-replay overturned call came at the expense of the team that I love. That's the kind of luck I have. Actually, I kind of wondered if this was the ump crew's plan to make history....hey, it's practically a blow-out already, why not just fire that puppy up and give it whirl, right? I can't really blame them. What good is a new toy if you can't play with it? In any event, I'm glad they had the opportunity to make things right. I don't want bad blood with the Rays.

Of course, I do have to take credit blame for the Red Sox winning tonight. Because when the Twins game went south early, I said "OK. Fine. I hope the Red Sox win too, then." And just like that, they got 3 runs, then eventually won. It was a moment of spiteful weakness. Sorry Rays fans. I was just cranky. I put up Evan Longoria PC wallpaper as a mea culpa.

I didn't have anything to do with the White Sox winning. That I blame entirely on the Royals not being team players and going along with my game plan. Thanks for nothing, KC.

Yesterday I explained my 4-day plan to my mom. Today she checked back with me to clarify which teams she should be rooting for. I told her "if they have socks in their name, we want them to lose."

My message today is for Kevin Slowey:

Dear Kevin Slowey,

I know how hard it can be to resist peer pressure. When all the cool kids are doing something, it's easy to go along with it in an effort to fit in. All your best friends are giving up a crap-ton of runs and getting pulled early in the game when they pitch. It's the newest fad. You might be tempted to follow their lead, but it's important that you step up and be your own man. Just because Glen and Nick do it, doesn't mean you have to. Just because you sit by them on the bench and trade friendship bracelets doesn't mean that you have to do everything they do. Show some independence. I'm sure they will still like you, don't worry.

Good luck tomorrow,
Those Girls


1 comment:

Jeremiah said...

At least he went 4.1 innings before giving up the runs? And we only gave up 7 runs... so... that's something. I'm trying to look on the bright side.
The other upside of course is the CWS losing so we didn't lose any ground today. Thank you KC Super-Royals!