Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

It ain't over 'til…

Thou Shalt Not Doubt the Large Father (Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission.

Thou Shalt Not Doubt the Large Father (Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission.

So I fell asleep.  It was the seventh inning and I fell asleep while the change from Michael Bowden to Rich Hill was being made.  My last thoughts before sleep found me were about how the media was going to make Bowden the goat and how I hoped Hill pitched well.  It never even crossed my mind that Hill would be getting his first win with the Red Sox in this game.

When I woke up, about 7am, my first thought was about how nice it was to not feel bad about a Red Sox loss.  I slept with the windows open and woke up to a nice breeze, sunshine and birds singing.  Beautiful day that wasn’t going to be marred because the Sox lost.  But I needed something to write about, so I went to and figured I could find something there.  Maybe today’s post would be about defending Bowden from the vipers, or about Jed Lowrie and his two home runs?  Instead I find this headline:

Oritz Comes up Big for Sox

Not what I was expecting.  And then I saw the score and, again, was surprised.  I never really believe the Red Sox will lose until the final out is made.  I’m one of those people who will sit (and has sat) at an 8-0 game in the 9th inning and cheer for the rally not just because that’s what you do but because I really always believe there’s a possibility of coming back.  So I reprimand myself publicly today for giving up, even if it was only giving up in my half-awake, half-asleep stupor that lead me to my dreams.

Six and a half games out of the wild card sounds almost doable with 17 left, huh?


September 15, 2010 - Posted by | 2010 |


  1. It was wonderful. I know about feeling too tired and sleepy to stay with a West Coast game but this was a beautiful sight to see and I can only wish you had seen it. I love the look on his face when he doesn’t disappoint himself (and us).

    Comment by Anita | September 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. Myself…I finally said ‘that’s it when Bowden was being taken out’ and went to bed. I only got 5 1/2 hrs sleep and now I wish I woulda stayed up! :slaps wrist harshly: BAD TEX!!

    Comment by Tex19 | September 15, 2010 | Reply

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