It’s September

Jacoby Ellsbury Photo taken by ME over the weekend.

Jacoby Ellsbury Photo taken by ME over the weekend.

Today, I was supposed to be on a bus (actually as I write this!) heading into town to take  a TRAIN with KellyO to Pawtucket to watch the final game of the regular season for the PawSox.  I can’t describe how much I wanted to do this.  I have a worry that it might have been the last time I see Kyle Snyder on the field in person.  But I had to make the “adult” decision to not go based on the events of last week.  No license, no credit cards or debit cards, no easy access to money on a holiday, jacked up train prices…it all equaled my having to bail on the trip to Rhode Island.  Last night the PawSox won their 84th game of the season – a new single-season record for the team (congrats!!!).   I hope there is plenty more baseball for Kyle to play and that the PawSox do well!

How blessed are we as baseball fans?  For the first time in the team’s history, the Lowell Spinners are in the playoffs this year.  The Portland SeaDogs?  In the playoffs for the fourth season in a row.  Pawtucket Red Sox?  Playoffs.  We need the BoSox to get there to finish it up for us – and I believe they will.

Honestly, what does this say about the talent this organization chooses?  Single, double and triple-A all going to the playoffs?  These kids are doing SOMETHING right!

Speaking of “kids”:  A year ago tonight was a Saturday I was with KellyO in Fenway Park watching Clay Buchholz throw his no-hitter.  (Ironically, this past Saturday, Clay was pitching in Portland.)  What a difference a year makes!

In spite of my purse being stolen from work on Thursday, the rest of the weekend turned out to be pretty amazing.  It seems that any time I feel like wallowing in self-pity, God puts something out there to remind me that things could always be worse. So prayers and pvs to everyone out there who needs them!

I always talk about how women can appreciate baseball on different levels.  And I argue that if men sports/baseball bloggers can be taken seriously even if some of their blogging involves drooling over attractive women, then women sports/baseball bloggers should be able to drool over the attractive men while still being taken seriously for their baseball and/or sports knowlege.  So imagine my immense pleasure when my 7 year-old niece was looking at some pictures I took over the weekend.  She kept talking about how “cute” Jacoby Ellsbury is.  She’s been asking me for a Jason Bay t-shirt since he joined the team.  So last night I asked her if she would rather have a Jacoby Ellsbury shirt than the Jason Bay one and she got very upset and told me “no”.  She went on to explain that she liked Jacoby mostly because he’s cute, but that she likes Jason Bay because he’s “good” and HIS shirt is the shirt she wants.

See?  Even a seven year-old gets what many, many others don’t.  Deadspin, Barstool Sports and the like can all eat it.

BoSox against Orioles for the next three days and first up is Paul Byrd.  I’m starting to get greedy…I want a sweep!  And I want the PawSox to make it 85 wins on the season and I want Kyle somehow moved to the 40-man roster and brought up for September call-ups.  I don’t ask for much, huh?


Have a great day, folks!

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