Monday, October 20, 2008

You're welcome, Tampa.

I've been M.I.A. lately due to being sickly. I had a pretty bad fever that lasted far longer than I was really comfortable with, amongst other symptoms. Anyway, I'm feeling much better now.

I did not let my illness keep me from watching games though. And actually, feverish delirium only intesifies my insane superstitiousness, apparently. On Saturday the Tampa newspaper endorsed John McCain, and then the Rays lost. I was conviced (still am) that these two events were NOT mere coincidence. Baseball players may be conservative, generally, but I'm pretty sure the Baseball Gods are NOT. So on Sunday, right before the first pitch, I dragged myself to the computer to make another donation to the Obama campaign, but this time, all the while I was filling out the form, I chanted "Go Rays Go...Go Rays Go..."

Then the Rays won.

This has done nothing but encourage my insanity, I'm afraid.


Jessica said...

Glad you are feeling better. I was worried about you, when Matt Garza was Mr. Awesome and we hadn't heard from you.

You keep doin what you gotta do to keep the Rays in good standing with the baseball gods!

Anonymous said...

Interestingly, Al Franken touches on the ring-leanings of the sports industry in one of his books, but since it was off topic, he did not really go into the theory.

I can tell you this, though. Right before the Twins went on their Road Trip From Hell this year (right before the RNC came to town) one of the last games at the Dome the week before was "Republican National Convention Night" at the Dome. The Twins lost this game.

Also interesting, the Twins won on "Lutheran Night" and "Native American Night" at the Dome this last year. Both of these nights came after RNC night. And (thank God, pun intended) we were NOT playing the Indians on Native American Night... but they did have a drum circle before the game and it was totally cool. (I think that game was against the Royals)

WCCO can't quit taking about how we got the shaft on the Young-for-Garza-and-Bartlett Trade. I have to say, I agree with Sid CrabbyPants Hartman on that one.


Anonymous said...


That should have read right-leanings of the sports industry