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So, I'm watching the Sox game with half an eye, and the camera focuses briefly on the stadium scoreboard Tex 30, Bal 3. The TV's on mute, Sara's on the phone, so I assume the Texans and the Ravens are playing preseason football.

It isn't until a few moments later when NESN does a game break, when I realized no, no, that's the Rangers and the Orioles. The Rangers put up a 30 spot on the the Os...first time since 1900 that 30 runs have been scored in a MLB game.

*blink blink blink*

And the really sad part for the Os? They don't have time to shake that off. It was Game 1 of a doubleheader.

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Heard on the highlights at the opening of the 6 pm Sportscenter.

"...but first, lets get to baseball, where we have the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim, playing the Cleveland Indians...of Milwalkee..."

I nearly died laughing. 

Of course, we're also getting snow here, so I'm not sure why I find this so funny, I just do.


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Not related to the wedding at all. All systems still a go for that, more tommorrow!

Bad News: Johnny Damon was seduced by the Evil Empire and he succumbed. He wears pinstripes now. Damnitalltohell.

Good News: At 79 years young (his birthday is actually tommorrow (Wed)), the Associated Press College Football Coach of the Year, voted by a huge margin, is Joe Paterno.

And they thought the game had passed him by...ha! WE ARE...PENN STATE!

Calmer Now

Aug. 18th, 2005 04:41 pm
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Still no job, but I've decided I'm doing everything I can to get one, and I just have to trust the good Lord to do the rest. That, and asking my former Middle School pricipal/High school principal/district superintendant to put in a good word for me in a couple places can't hurt either.

Sara's car is still a mystery. This guy has spend 50+ years working on Benzs...he still can't figure out what's wrong. THis is a problem. We're starting to look at backup options.

I've worked at the golf course for 10 years now, and today was the first time I've ever been hit with a golf ball. Ricocheted right of the steel toe of my boot. Thank the Lord for small favors. Tomorrow, I might actually get to mow fairways, something I've always wanted to do. It helps that I'm like the last person from the summer crew to leave. Probably going to quit around Labor day weekend.

I've decided that if I don't get a job, I'm going to put my name in and subsitute teach in every district within driving distance. It's a good resume builder, and it gets me out of the golf course before the weather goes bad.

I'm getting positive responses to Defining the Relationship over at PS. My beta, Arnel, says that the next chapter coming out is possibly my best yet. I can't wait to see the reviews. It should be up tommorow sometime, so go have a peak if you get a chance.

Patriots on TV again tonight. They're looking solid so far, and we've got high hopes for the season. Sox are looking iffy all of a sudden. I'm concened that the pitching will fall apart down the stretch. I don't care if we don't win the Series again, just please stay ahead of those damnyankees.

Anywhoo, I'm feeling better.
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The Sox game last night rocked! Fenway was awesome.

Sara and I took the "T" into Boston from Sullivan Square, so we eliminated most of our travel headaches. The only hang up was having to wait niegh-on forever for the Orange Line out of town at the end of the evening.

Sox were playing the Reds, so was saw Ken Griffy Jr. Wanye Gretzky was in attendance, throwing out first pitches. Nobody hit any home runs, the wind was blowing STIFFLY in from the outfield. There were a bunch of doubles, which, if not for the wind, probably would have made their way out of the park.

Bronson Arroyo pitched a decent game, which is a good confidence builder for him, as he's been struggling as of late. Kevin Millar had a stellar night at first base, turning an unassisted double play by stabbing a line drive out of the air over his head, and then hoping over to tag first before the runner got back.

One of the highlights of the night though, was that Bob Kraft was in attendance. For the uneducated out there, Bob Kraft is a New England hero. He brought winning back to New England. He is a Sports Saint, cannonized by all New England.

Bob Kraft owns the New England Patriots.

He was sitting on the field just beyond the Red's dugout in the seats the Kraft family has held in Season tickets for years. (Even before Patriots fame). I probably could have beaned him with a good pitch from where we were sitting, and he got up and walked by us a couple times. Got a standing ovation every time he left his seat. Sara was off the ceiling. She's a much bigger football fan than a baseball fan, and being that close to the Best Owner In Football (note use of capital letters), was a big thrill for her. We tried to get a couple pictures as he walked by.

Anyway, Sox did win, 6-1, as the Reds served up another nice helping of confidence boosting batting practice. We followed the crowds out, and got back to Salem around midnight, at which point I had just enough time to catch 4 hours of sleep before going to work.

Work, as you might imagine, was a drag. But I survived, and I'm hoping to go to bed shortly.

Peace folks.
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Whoohoo! Saw Fever Pitch today. Holy cow, it was wicked awesome. Sara and I pretty much had the theater to ourselves, too, so we sang along to all the songs, like Dirty Water and Sweet Caroline. If you even remotely consider yourself a member of Red Sox Nation, you need to see this film.

Weekend was good, yet sad. I had to say goodbye to a lot of folks at William and Mary who I won't see again until I get married in December. I'm not going out there next weekend, and graduation is the week after that, and I won't see anybody but the seniors then, everyone else will have gone home. Saying goodbye is tough.

My sister's coming down to visit next week, so that should be interesting. Looking forward to it.

Class is going well, but I need to go do some reading.

"It's a comebacker to the mound, Foulke stabs it, steps towards first, flips it to Mientkiewicz..."
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So, I did my first radio broadcast of a baseball game this weekend. Covered a double header against Mt. Aloysius. We took both games. They were a pretty poor team. I was excited about it, but it didn't turn out the way I had hoped. I was the third guy in a three man booth. I felt like the third wheel on a date. I kept stats and pitch counts and random trivia, but other than that, not much for me to do.

I think I'm starting to get homesick. I was at the baseball game, looking at the greening grass, and thinking, gee, I bet the golf course grass is starting to get green. Then I remember that its probably still covered in snow. Spring comes earlier here than back home, so sometimes I get seasonal disorientation. Going home for April break will probably be like traveling two weeks back in time, at least in terms of weather. Still looking forward to it, though. Cannot wait. Trying to convince one of my brothers to come home with me, just for fun. That'd be pretty cool, if you ask me.

Lots of work to do, and not enough time to do it, so I'm going to keep this one short.

Till then...


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