Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Alexi Casilla, For The Win!

I tweeted this earlier tonight, but I think it's worth repeating for the non-Twitterers:

The Baseball Gods made games like tonight's to smite all the unbelievers who leave during the 7th inning.

Seriously, folks who left...I hope "beating the traffic" was worth it.  (Boy, it's difficult to get the right amount of sarcasm and sneering inflection by just putting that sentence in print.  I'd be much more mocking in person.)

I wasn't at this game, but I feel like I can afford to be a little smug about this, because Those Girls NEVER leave a game early.  Baseball miracles can happen at any time.  You have to be ready.

And I'm not sure the end of today's game can be classified as anything short of miraculous.  

I'm starting to think that Alexi Casilla might be just a little bit magic.

Or maybe it was the magical power of the blue jerseys.  I really love the blue jerseys.

Or maybe The Suck just finally caught back up with the Mariners.

Whatever happened, I liked it.  If Those Girls HAD been at this game, and if we had brought our "Me Gusta/No Me Gusta" Spanish sign, we would have been wildly waving the "Me Gusta" side around and jumping up and down.  

Tonight was so amazing that it almost takes the sting out of the fact that Those Girls will NOT be attending the lovely Twins Welcome Home Luncheon tomorrow.  

Sometimes I get cranky when I don't get what I want, but in this case I'm trying really hard to be all zen and cool about it.  When the Baseball Gods close a door, they open a window, right?  Of course, since my alternative is just going to work and being lame, I'm not sure what good an open window will do, unless I can jump out of it.  If anyone else is going, take notes and report back!  

[Oh...and special side-note to Mrs. Nick Blackburn, we will figure out a way to pester your hubby for a picture some other time.  Don't worry, we're nothing if not persistent and resourceful. We won't let you down! P.S...Nick looked a little down earlier tonight.  We were thinking maybe you could tell him that he "looks really pretty today," because that always cheers us up when we're sad.]


Mh said...

You did call it and where as I do not have your faith I refused to turn the game off. My beloved went to bed, and the dog went to bed and we had two outs in the ninth. I was so thrilled I was jumping around in my living room. It was slightly pathetic but I am okay with that.

Anonymous said...

As I said in the other post, this was The Real Home Opener for me... for a few reasons.

1. We were back in our season-ticket seats

2. Over half the Dome was empty (more per usual)

3. We saw our fellow 224 season tix friends including "Phat Head" (who got a new hat this year, and busted out his patented "full count take the hat off and shake it in front of him" rally-move,and Baseball Baby (whose parents sit a few rows in front of us AND kept their kid there until the end of the game.

Seeing Baseball baby hold up his little fingers at the end of the game in the "We're Number One" position was totally adorable.

We are very used to mocking those who leave early, either by saying "baseball has nine innings" or joining in the chant of "beat the traffic"... our new one for this year is now: "Baseball Baby can count to nine."

Beat out by a toddler! Next time just stay "in Edina"!


Katie said...
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Katie said...

Yeah, I did totally call it. I even surprise myself sometimes.

tammy, I agree. Yesterday WAS the Real Home Opener for me too. Mostly because Company Woman Amanda [], a Yankees fan--nobody's perfect, and I cooked up a brilliant plan to forget that Monday April 6th ever existed. It's working out well so far.

S.Rail said...

"Me Gusta/No Me Gusta" Signs = Good Ideas!

Casilla Definitly gets a Me Gusta for last night

Katie said...

Si, me gusta MUCHO Alexi Casilla!

Anonymous said...

I, too, will never leave early. I went to 12 Twins games last year and even when it looked grim/hopeless I stuck it out. And you know what?? Our boys rewarded me by winning ALL 12 games!

PS:Ive always had a soft spot for Lexi, he looks very cuddly...