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Thursday, October 18, 2007

We're Talking Beisbol-

Word of Warning- if you have any friends, relatives or acquaintances in New England, do not call them between 8 pm and 11 pm this evening.

They will be otherwise engaged.

Tonight, with their backs to the Wall, our Boston Red Sox try to prove that you can survive in the playoffs while having only one pitcher in your starting rotation who's able to make it through the 5th inning. His name is Josh Beckett, and he starts Game 5 tonight, so we're fairly confident of at least short-term satisfaction. If we lose, that's it for 2007.

So, best of luck to all our fellow-baseball fans in Cleveland, may your team play well tonight, but not quite as well as the Red Sox. Whatever else happens, it looks to be a good game. And keep The Faith fellow BoSoxlers, we're not through yet by a long shot.

OK, get the beer, pizza and chips ready, unplug the phone and close the shutters. I'll see you all on the Other Side.

20 comments:

moooooog35 said...

Not sure I can handle the stress, Colonel. I may have to bring out the eyepatch, as this game will be easier to watch through one squinted, half-closed eye than with two wide open ones.

Godspeed, Sox. Godspeed.

Colonel Colonel said...

Moooog35- my wife, who was not even a fan until she met me, now screams curses at the umpire, has added the cry "I knew we'd fuck up!!" to her vocabulary, and runs from the room yelling "I can't take it" when we give up a run in the 9th.

During the 2004 playoffs and series she hid her head behind the couch pillow whenever the Sox batted. Hey, it worked, didn't it? Where'd we put that damn pillow...

FOUR DINNERS said...

That's that strange game with a stick or some'at in't it?

Rather than the real sport of (English) football where England go off to Russia for European Championship qualification and....er....lose....

Come on you Sox!!!!!!

Preposterous Ponderings said...

I'll stick to watching SpongeBob.

TED VELVET said...

as a big time Sox hater, I wish you nothing but misery. That said,If beckett is on, you win tonight easy, Sabathia can't handle he big time. If it goes back to Boston, I think you'll win the whole thing.

Colonel Colonel said...

4-D- I know everyone on the other side of the "pond" makes fun of our national sport, but at least we don't have to put up with beer-soaked fans from Argentina and Italy (the beer-soaked fans from Texas are quite enough).

PrePondering- SpongeBob will be wearing a Sox cap tonight.

T.Velvet- as a good Yankees fan that's your sworn duty. It's damned disappointing when Yankees fans don't loath the Sox as much as we loathe the Yankers. Makes us feel like kid brothers left behind at the sandbox.

My wife has a new theory- she thinks if we win tonight it will go seven games because "they'll drag the torture out as long as they can before breaking our hearts again".

See- she's become a real Sox fan.

Phoebe Fay said...

This baseball thing... I hear tell our local boys did okay for themselves. Maybe they'll get a chance to come play in your part of the world soon. ;-)

C.Rag said...

Baseball? I like basing balls.

Colonel Colonel said...

Phoebe- do tell? Tell 'em to come play our guys.

C.Rag- you like home runs.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

baseball has never really done it for me. i think i might like it if they had more violence involved. for example, if some of the bases were electrically charged, but you never knew which ones? or if the runners could take the bat with them and hit the other team who were covering the bases, i would be an instant fan.

Colonel Colonel said...

"or if the runners could take the bat with them and hit the other team who were covering the bases, i would be an instant fan"

You might like Yankees-Red Sox games then.

Mike said...

You know, I don't even have a dog in this fight. Unfortunately though, for geographic reasons, I have to root for Cleveland.

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike- we can cure you. We have the technology.

Malach the Merciless said...

Go Sox, and still trying to get Red Sox Nation labelled as a disability

here today, gone tomorrow said...

I feel for you and your wife. It's torture.

Sirdar said...

I'm not that much of a baseball fan. I do hope that Cleavland wins tonight so they can beat Colorado in the World Series. Why do they call it the World Series when the league is only in North America?

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Friday morning - oh yeah, you are totally being softened up.

Colonel Colonel said...

Malach- Aren't we more of a quasi-religious cult?

HTGT- That's her view. I dunno, I guess I'm used to it by now.

Sirdar- For the same reason we invaded Iraq.

HGTG- We're ROLLIN' ROLLIN' ROLLIN'!!

Mike said...

See what happens when I finally side with a team. I am the curse of death I tell you.

moooooog35 said...

RIP, Joe Torre...but good for you shoving your dick in Steinbrenner's ass.

Bring on game 6.