02 November 2010

R.I.P. Baseball Season 2010

This time of year is, as you may know, my favorite season. One of those reasons is the fantastic quality of baseball games. October baseball is enceinte with fantastic plays and competitive games. Unfortunately, this year my predictions were colder than Cruelle Deville in a meat locker sucking on an ice cube while sitting on a steel bench. Every team I rooted for lost (except in the Yankees/Rangers series). When the San Francisco Giants won on Monday night there was a loud caterwaul heard coming from beneath my pillow. You may have thought it was my mouth, but really there was a cat stuck under there. I have no idea how he got there. Now that the season is over it's time to chafe inwardly about the past season. If you don't like the inward chafing you may stop reading now.
One highlight of this season is that I was successfully able to think of one instance when I would root for the Yankees, much to my brother-in-law's cheeky grin. Here's the scenario: If I was at the game with my sister and brother-in-law (legit Yankees fans from NYC), at Yankee Stadium with my baby niece Ruby on my lap, and the Yankees were playing the Los Angeles Lakers- I would root for the pinstripes; but only once. I might give off a "Go Yankees" but just the one time. And it might be mumbled under my breath. And I might throw the word 'candle' in at the end. But, I feel it's a starting step toward baseball reconciliation with 'that side' of the family. In 2011, however, we will all be living in D.C. and have decided the Washington Nationals will make a great peacemaking team.
The other highlight of this season was going to a Red Sox game on Cinco de Mayo. My BoSox didn't give me much to cheer about this year, but that game was pretty sweet. That picture was taken before I went to Thailand.


brook said...

sorry 'bout your sox

Ruby said...

Love it, Dave. Baseball was the backdrop to my three day labor and Ruby's first couple weeks of life. Go Nationals!

Emily said...

Sorry - I meant to sign my own name, not Ruby's. Maybe my mind is on my baby?

Megan said...

I've been an embarrassingly poor MLB fan this year. I didn't go to a single game and I only watched snippets on TV at restaurants and my brother's house. Sean went to a Nationals game last year. I believe it was their 100th loss of the season. He had a lot of fun and really enjoyed his chili dog.