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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

After "The Kiss" - The Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies

Eileen the Episcopalifem has caught the one picture closest to "The Kiss". I think she's right. I think this is, like, 5 seconds after the "Immaculate Event."

Okay, truth be told: it wasn't really a "kiss" as much as a "peck" on the lips. Then again, what do you expect from a woman whose last name is "Bird" and first name is "Wounded"?

The troubling part is that there has been radio silence from Ms. June on her
blog. This has given rise to the troubling rumor that, after "The Kiss", Ms. June found the woman of her dreams and has run off in a real fever and will never be the same.

Say it ain't so, Mimi. Say it ain't so.

The REAL news is that "my boys" - the Boston Red Sox - are on television tonight.

Live from The Fenway Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts, it's Game One of the World Series. The Boston Red Sox for the American League and the Colorado Rockies for the National League.

Somebody cue the Standells. Let's hear the BoSox Victory song - "Dirty Water".

Okay, forget the Standells. Maestro John Williams is leading the Boston Pops in a specially arranged version of The Star Spangled Banner. Fabulous.

Even Rudy Giuliani, former NYC mayor and hands-down the biggest Yankees Fan on the planet has said that he is rooting for the BoSox.

Okay, he said that yesterday while campaigning in Boston.

Okay, he said that he wanted Boston to win because he wanted to keep the victory in the American League.

I'll still take it and I won't even post a picture of my T-Shirt that says, "I have two favorite teams: The Boston Red Sox and anybody who beats the Yankees." (Trust me - it is an act of courage to wear that shirt around this town.)

So, the thing about the Colorado Rockies is that they are a relatively new team on the block. Their manager is described as being a "deeply committed Christian" who has built his team on "Christian values." Apparently, the team has mandatory weekly bible study and prayer time together.

Yeah, well, we may be from a dirty backwater town and they may have God on their side, but we got Jason Variteck in Center Field and Josh Beckett is pitching like a very angel. I've been watching him throw pitches from the mound and they can only be described as 'heavenly.'

Beckett just retired the sides - three outs from the mound.

My boys have got the juice!

Now a home run from Boston, first time at bat. Now its midway through the bottom of the first and the BoSox are already ahead three to zip with two outs. Julio Lugo is up at bat who has not been having a good season.

He's out at first which leaves my boys with a respectable three point lead going into the second inning.

Gosh, the Rockies picher looks like a baby! It must be way past his bedtime.

Okay, I can't stand it anymore. I've got to quit this and watch the game. Sorry. Not even a sermon will be written tonight.

I got my BoSox hat and shirt on and Ms. Conroy just called from the other room, "Oh my GAWWWDDDD . . . I'm going to have an ulcer."

Goodnight, Mrs. Bird, wherever you are. This is sooooo much better than a stolen kiss! (But, don't tell The Bullies. It will absolutely ruin their fantasy life.)

Okay, NOW cue the Standells. C'mon everybody sing:

Frustrated women (I mean they're frustrated)
Have to be in by twelve o'clock (oh, that's a shame)
But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
That just once those doors weren't locked (I like to save time for my baby to walk around)
Well I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)
Because I love that dirty water
Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)
Well, I love that dirty water (I love it, baby)
I love that dirty water (I love Baw-stun)
I love that dirty water (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
I love that dirty water (I'm the man, I'm the man)
I love that dirty water (Owww!)
I love that dirty water (Come on, come on)


Brother David said...

I'll be offline during the trip, because I don't own a laptop. Have fun and behave yourselves - unless those two bits of advice turn out to be mutually exclusive.

That's the last line of Abuela Mimi's last post before heading to NYC, so she has a little farther to go to get home than most folks. I think that she's still in route!

Paul (A.) said...

It has been suggested that the only reason Mr. Giuliani has come out for Boston in the Series is that there are a lot of Red Sox fans in New Hampshire.

Allie said...

This is a great game 1... top of the 6th and already leading by 12!

And Beckett pitching... no better way to start a series.
(although I do question starting Game 3 with Dice-K, I tend to find him a bit overrated) regardless, the Rockies came out of nowhere and that is where they are going.

Back to the game.

Jane R said...


(Just so you know that Red Sox Nation is even here in Dixie -- and out West where I was for ten years and where Oakland A's fans hate the Yankees too. So the move from Boston to Berkeley was not so hard, baseball-wise, except that the Oakland Coliseum just can't hold a candle to Fenway Park.)

Jane R said...

P.S. Did you see the interesting piece in the Globe yesterday about the loss of angst? (Those of us of a certain age will, of course, never lose the memory or the experience of Existential Red Sox Angst.)

Jim said...

I also have two favorite teams, the White Sox and whoever is playing the Cubs. :-) That is an old vintage in Chicago.

But, the ChiSox blew it this year, and the BoSox are in. So, yup, I am pulling for the Boston boys! My wife, while an otherwise nice woman is a Cubs fan, so my being on a remote gig in Tennessee may actually be a good thing this week.

GO SOX! (At least the cheer is the same.)

June Butler said...

Liza, I cannot believe that no one caught THE KISS. There were at least three cameras.

We'll have to re-stage the great event - I won't say if, I'll say when we get together again.