Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

Love-Lee

Well, they ARE pinstripes!

You know what’s wonderful?  Waking up and finding out that not everyone is snowed by mystique and aura.  Waking up to read that someone who will already be making millions of dollars doesn’t think it’s necessary to make even more millions.  Waking up to something completely improbable being absolutely possible.  Waking up to discover that every “expert” was wrong.  It’s wonderful to realize that not everyone has a soul that is for sale.  Thank you, Cliff Lee.  Thank you for helping restore some of my faith in humanity.

I’m not naive.  When you get into the $100 million range, even at the low end the idea that money wasn’t some kind of factor is silly.  But in going to Philadelphia instead of New York or Texas, Lee showed me that he gets that when you have $100 million adding more millions to it isn’t the reason you should make a life-altering decision.  While I feel a smidge of sadness for the Rangers and their fans, I have none of that for New York and theirs.  It seemed to me that Lee really enjoyed being in Philadelphia and now he’s back where he wants to be.  All the money and years that the Steinbrenners threw at him mattered not.  What did he leave, $50 million “on the table”?  Somewhere, Johnny Damon just fainted.  (A side note for Yankees fans:  If you want your team to bring on free agents, it’s probably a good idea to refrain from spitting on their wives when they visit your park.)

This has become one of my favorite off-seasons ever.

The Yankees certainly won’t collapse and fall off the face of the earth because Cliff Lee decided to save his soul, but it sure will be fun watching the critical fallout that comes along with losing out on your biggest free agent want because no matter how much money you threw at him, it didn’t matter.

Now all the Yankees fans can sing the story about how the Yankees were never going to get Lee because he obviously didn’t want to go there (which, incidentally, I agree with)…kind of like how no matter what the Red Sox offered Mark Teixeira his hear was set on playing in the Bronx.

The news of Cliff Lee going back to Philadelphia pleases me greatly.  The Phillies will be a blast to watch (my apologies to my NL friends, especially the Mets fans!) and Lee won’t be our problem until the All Star Game and maybe (hopefully!) the World Series.

Another win-win hotstove day for Red Sox fans!

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December 14, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Six years ago…

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So after telling you all that the first part of the Jason Varitek special was on NESN tonight, I totally missed it.  (Hooray for the dvr, which I set up to record the Red Sox Report replay on Wednesday afternoon.)  I really am hoping it’s just a tribute a long time in coming and not goodbye.  Time will tell.

Tonight we get game 1 of the World Series.  I’m still not absolutely sure which team I’m rooting for.  I’m leaning toward the Giants because I can only think of one reason I really want the Rangers to win…Cliff Lee.  I could be dreaming, but I feel like Cliff Lee winning a World Series might help him in making a decision on where he’ll be in 2011.  Or maybe this will help:

The wife of Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee says she experienced some pretty abusive behavior from Yankee fans, including taunting, cursing, throwing cups of beer and even spitting from the section above.

“The fans did not do good things in my heart,” Kristen Lee told USA Today. “When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it’s hard not to take it personal.”

Now I know fans do idiot things to the friends/relatives of the opposing team in plenty of stadiums throughout sports.  I don’t get it, but I’m sure it happens in more places than Yankee Stadium.  I just think if you’re coveting a certain player, you might want to forgo the insulting of that player’s wife.

What will end up happening is the game will begin and something will happen that will either reinforce that I want the Giants to win, or make me reassess and decide that maybe I want the Rangers to win.  Honestly, I have no overwhelming feelings here yet.  I have to admit, it’s a nice way to go into the World Series.  Go baseball!

But my mind is not on this year’s World Series, really.  For today is the sixth anniversary of the Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series.

My memory isn’t always the greatest, but I remember everything about that night.  I remember the moon. I remember the looks on the faces of my parents.  I remember my sister’s voice cracking when she called me after the final out.  While I hope that every sports fan can be as happy as we were on October 27, 2004, I believe that it will be impossible to ever duplicate what went on that October.  And for that, as well as the two World Championships in my lifetime, I will be eternally grateful.

I post the below video a few times a year.  When I saw it for the first time at Fenway Park, I sat in the stands sobbing and it still brings a few happy tears but  I love to watch it and I think it’s a fitting tribute to mark the day.

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1922500/red_sox_the_beatles_a_day_in_the_life.swf
Red Sox – The Beatles – A Day In The LifeMore bloopers are a click away

October 27, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , | 1 Comment

Bleacher Creatures don't deserve praise

Well Major League Baseball seems to be going out of their way to make both League Championship Series interesting. While I would love to see the Phillies and the Yankees sent off into the sunset while the Giants and Rangers make their way to the World Series. But the truth is, if you dig baseball there is a lot of excitement in both series going to (at the very least) Game 6.

Having written that, I really hope the Rangers just get things done tonight and end it in front of their fans. I’ve really seen enough of the Yankees on my television this October.

But now I have to rant.

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October 22, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

So close

Our view last night.  Complete with little kid whose parents let him run up front alone while warning him to look out for foul balls.  If one came his way, he was dead because his parents were nowhere to be found.

Our view last night. Complete with little kid whose parents let him run up front alone while warning him to look out for foul balls.

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to last night’s game and was surprised with seats on the aisle two rows away from the field.  Without argument, they are the best seats I’ve ever been lucky enough to sit in.  Upon further reflection, I realize that just about every time I’m in the best seats I’ve ever been in, the Red Sox end up losing.  Should make a note of that for next time!

Because I was with great company and the weather wasn’t too insufferable, the night was a lot of fun in spite of the final score.  Getting to see Justin Masterson was cool (the fans gave him nice ovations both when his name was announced and when he left the field and the Red Sox music folks played “Son of a Preacher Man” when he left the game, which I thought was a nice touch) and hearing the cheers for Jacoby Ellsbury’s return reassured me that not all of the fan base has gone mad with “He’s soft!  He only broke a couple of ribs!  He’s a clubhouse cancer!” disease.  See Jon Lester angrily thow his hands up at Tito when he initially came out to, seemingly, take him out of the game and then proceed to give up a home run…not so nice.  But last night’s game was not to be and I’m okay with that.  I’ll take my pleasure where I can get it and I hate that people so quickly can forget what happened on Tuesday night just because the team loses a game.  Perspective, people, perspective.

In regard to the photo above, as a person with no children of her own maybe I’m just super over-protective (my niece tells me I’m “too child-protective!” which is her way of saying I worry too much) but in what world would you think it was safe to let your small child stand that close to the field when a foul ball or flying bat could absolutely come over and hit him?  His parents were four or five rows behind him, not nearly close enough to stop a foul ball or deflect a bat, and they did nothing but encourage him to run up front in the hopes of getting a foul ball.   Heck, when Marco Scutaro thew his bat down and it bounced around, I was expecting it to come our way.  I get that it’s a baseball game but there are also certain spots in the park where it DANGEROUS.  Where we were sitting is one of those places.  Sure it’s cool to a kid to get that close to the field but it would be nice if the ADULTS would act as such and take care of their kids.  (While I’m ranting, an adult took a late-inning, Big Papi at-bat as an indication he and his son should come to that spot and stand directly in front of me.  When I politely tugged on his shirt to get his attention he barked at me that he would get out of my way so I could see.  How silly of me to expect to see the ball game.  What was I thinking?)

It seems that less fans show up early for these games lately.  The park looked filled once we were sitting but while we were walking around pre-game there were many less people than I’m used to being there.  The flip side of that was by the 8th inning, when I expected people to start leaving in droves, most actually stayed.  There were patches of empty seats (mostly in the expensive sections) but for the most part the majority of the fans stuck it out.  Don’t know if that’s just an indication of folks deciding to enjoy the experience for what it’s worth or those people weren’t going to waste the money they spent for possibly the only game they’ll get to this year by leaving early but in any event it was encouraging.  Regardless of how we knew it would probably end, folks hung in there.

As I’m writing this, WBZ’s Dan Roche tweets that Josh Beckett, Mike Cameron, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis have been fined (along with Cleveland’s Jensen Lewis) for the non-fight on Tuesday night.  All but Beckett and Lewis were fined because they were on the disabled list and not supposed to take the field.   Does this prove Ellsbury is one of the guys now?  (Cleveland’s third base coach, Steve Smith, the one Tito was going at, was suspended for 2 games.  Tito didn’t get suspended or fined.  That’s pretty darn telling, I think.)  No more fights, fellas, let’s try to just get a split in this series tonight, okay?

August 5, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , | Leave a comment

I'll smack it right off your head

Really?????  (Photo taken in 2008 and lifted from JeffC5000 on Flickr)

Really????? (Photo taken in 2008 and lifted from JeffC5000 on Flickr)

So guess who slept through almost the entire game last night?  :waves hand:

I did stay up long enough to see the score change from 1-0 A’s to 2-1 Sox…and then I gave in to the force that was sleep trying to work its way into my evening but I’ll embarrassingly admit that I fell asleep thinking that Daisuke was going to give up the lead at some point.  Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when I awoke to find the final score was the same as it had been when I fell asleep.  The Sox took on a team on a hot streak (five consecutive wins before last night) and beat them by one run…this makes me happy.

I don’t mind missing most of the game but because I did, I was left with one unanswered question:  Did that kid behind home plate wear that stupid foam cowboy hat through the entire game?

I’ll go out on a limb and guess that the seats behind home plate in Oakland, as they are everywhere else, are pretty damned expensive.  So I’m an Oakland fan, or even a Boston one, and I save my pennies until I can afford a couple of seats behind the catcher.  I’m living the dream!  I’m going to be seen on local tv or even national tv if one of the pitchers does something fantastic! Hey, Dallas Braden threw a perfect game, why not Ben Sheets, right?  So I settle into my seats, giddy with excitement and full of cheap beer, and I sit behind some doofus wearing a giant, foam cowboy hat.  Are you kidding me?  I watched the game through the fourth inning and hat dude (kid?  Please tell me it was a kid!) was there the whole time.  Did he make it through the entire game without someone getting him to take it off?  The only thing Fenway Park has that is close to this is those stupid balloon hats.  If you wear this in front of me, I promise you will either take it off or lose it.  (I’ve taken to bringing a pin with me to games in the event a beach ball hits my lap.  This pin would work wonderfully on balloons.)

No one wants to look like this.

No one wants to look like this.

Unless you’re in Texas, wearing a cowboy hat at a baseball game is like bringing a penguin to a pig roast.  It just makes no sense.  Making that cowboy hat a GIANT FOAM one just ups your obnoxiousness to an even higher level.

I’m not against fun at a baseball game nor am I against headgear that will help block out the sun.  What I am against is doing or wearing things to not only try and make yourself stand out in the crowd (I am not watching a baseball game to look at YOU) but doing or wearing things that make the baseball game less enjoyable to ME.  So cut the crap.

Did anyone make it all nine innings?  Was that eyesore behind the plate for the entire game?

No live chat tonight or next Tuesday but tomorrow I’m considering an actual live blog given I don’t think many folks would be around for a chat since the game is in the afternoon and I could use the live blogging practice.  We’ll see how that goes.

The good news for folks who struggle with the West Coast games is that Tim Wakefield is on the mound tonight.  The game could very well be finished before 1am ET!!!

July 20, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , | 5 Comments

Well that wasn't much fun

I was in a bad position to get many good photos yesterday but I managed to get a bad photo of a good shot.  Congratulations, Tim Wakefield!

I was in a bad position to get many good photos yesterday but I managed to get a bad photo of a good shot. Congratulations, Tim Wakefield!

All I’ll say is it was a frustrating game and Wake deserved better (once again).  Two outings in a row the man has pitched balls out (even in his state of being unhappy with his situation) and he has no wins to show for it.  It’s lousy.

Adding to the aggravation were the men around me who seemed more interested in how loudly they could yell at each other than they were the game.  Two of them argued that the standing ovation for Wake was “random” and “stupid” even after they announced what it was for on the scoreboard (and after I told them).  I actually yelled at someone yesterday – a Sox fan – because I’m so tired of being near people at the park who don’t have a bloody clue what’s going on in the game.  Don’t talk to me about “pink hats” because it’s been my experience that more MEN go there pretending to know about baseball and the team when they really don’t know anything.

While the Red Sox can boast another “sell out” game, there were certainly plenty of seats in the stands that had no bottoms in them.  I ended up sitting with Kelly O’Connor (we both had single seats in different sections of the park) for the end of the game in Field Box seats off to the third base side of home plate because and entire four seat row was empty (and had been for the entire game).  I’ve been cynical of the sell out record for a while but this really clinches it for me.  Selling out your tickets to ticket brokers who can’t sell them off doesn’t = a sell out to me.

One thing about Dale Scott…I think, as an umpire, he sucks.  He’s on the short list of umpires currently working who I really can’t stand (and that list honestly is relatively short).  BUT as much as he sucked yesterday…he didn’t lose the game for the Sox.  Not scoring until the 9th inning lost the game for the Sox.  I totally understand Papi getting mad yesterday (and Beltre and Tito and, to a certain extent I’m told, even JD Drew) but I don’t “blame” Scott for the loss – just for shitty umpiring in general.

Okay enough with the crankies.  Sox get a day off and travel to Detroit for the weekend and look to Clay Buchholz to give us a win.  I can live with that.

One random note about yesterday:  After having dinner at Remy’s (third time there – I’m more impressed with their breakfast buffet than their food, if I’m being honest, and it still bugs me there is no tv in the women’s room but multiple tvs in the men’s room) we saw John Lackey across the street with his wife flagging down a cab.  I’ll just say this:  There are some players who uniforms don’t do them any justice.  Lackey seems to be one of them.  He looked trim in his pressed jeans and bright white shirt and, dare I say, a little striking.  I mention this mostly because I keep reading people criticizing him for his looks which bothers me not only because I think it’s a lousy way to judge someone but because I don’t think he’s this hideous cave creature who needs to cover his face in shame.  In any event, it was a kick to see him even for a moment and it was a nice way to end the day.

I don’t have plans to be at Fenway any time soon (my most current live baseball plans involve the PawSox and the SeaDogs) so I was hoping for yesterday to be a little special.  I’ll have to settle with being able to see Tim Wakefield getting his 2000 strike out.  I’ll take it!

May 13, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , | 2 Comments

They'll eventually win another one against the Yankees, right?

Just win, Crabby.  Just win.  (Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission)

Just win, Crabby. Just win. (Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission)

I was going to write about how my Yankees troll was up at 3:30 this morning sending me comments wondering how I should be a fan of such an awful team (Lou’s comments always go right to spam) and how only a Yankee fan or a general bandwagoner would ask such a thing (and about how odd it is that you would be up that early and use that time to try and taunt someone who is a fan of the team that lost to your team that is producing like gangbusters right now).

Instead, I read this on Twitter and want to find someone (or sometwo)and slap them across the face (and it isn’t Papi):

RT @ericlessard: Um, yea. This is how you improve? RT @universalhub David Ortiz had a good time yesterday http://bit.ly/bxFARQ

I’m not sure which comment I find more stupid, the “this is how you improve?” or the one at the link to the photos of Papi from last night that reads: “David Ortiz had himself a good evening at Revolution Rock Bar tonight. Rumor has it Papelbon was there too…I have nothing positive to say there.”

Okay, maybe that second person doesn’t like Revolution Rock Bar or she doesn’t think it’s cool to hang out with Jonathan Papelbon?  Somehow I don’t think either of those were the point trying to be made.  David Ortiz, the night after a long ass and lousy game (that he didn’t participate in) and the night before an 8pm game, had the unmitigated gall to go out with his wife (she’s in one of the pictures) and ENJOY himself?  Who does he think he is??

I’m encouraged that most of the responses I’ve seen have only been negative toward the idea that Papi shouldn’t be allowed a good time.  (One person responded to me with a picture of her and her friends with Papi from last night…so it isn’t like Ortiz was trying to hide.)   The person on Twitter with the photo of her and Papi could have plastered it everywhere first thing this morning crying about how he was “partying” but she didn’t because she, apparently, has a soul.  In this world of instant technology where everyone and their mother (see I worked Mother’s Day in here?) has a blog or a Twitter account so many people want to be TMZ or the POS Paris Hilton.  It’s lazy and it’s stupid.

How often between February and October do you think David Ortiz’ wife gets to go for a night out with her husband?  How often do ANY of the players get a Saturday night where they know they won’t have to be up in the morning to get to the park?  Just because the team isn’t playing well doesn’t mean these guys have to go into hiding.  No one is in a batting cage at 10 o’clock at night on a Saturday.

As a fan, you want them to give their all when they hit the field and for whatever ridiculous reasons people have many assume if a team is struggling it’s because they aren’t giving it their all.  So Papi showing up at a club on a Saturday night is suddenly a bad thing because he’s doing poorly this year.  No, no it isn’t.  The fact that he showed his face publicly at a bar in Boston, actually, was pretty damn brave of him considering how Boston fans have been treating him this year.  Even players who are hitting below .200 deserve to blow off some steam.

These last two games have sucked, no two ways about it.  Even so, Yankees troll, I will never stop supporting my team and I’ll always be optimistic that THIS is the day they turn it around.  And, people who want to pretend the players lock themselves up at night and have absolutely no semblance of a social life, back off.  If ANYONE deserves to relax and take a deep breath after these last two games, it’s the players.

Lester on the mound tonight against Burnett for the final game of the series.  Something has to give soon so why can’t it be tonight?

May 9, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , | Leave a comment

Gotta win, gotta score

Sure, you THINK he doesn't look intimidating...but he will kick your ass.  Courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission.

Sure, you THINK he doesn't look intimidating...but he will kick your ass. Courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/sittingstill.net and used with permission.

Another successful game!  Took a while and gave us some angst while it was happening but it ended well and, right now, that’s all we can ask for, right?

Great time in the live chat (and we’re now 3 for 3 so I might have to think about scheduling maybe 2 a week instead of 1 to help the Sox out of their funk!) – thanks to everyone who participated (whether by actually chatting or just visiting us to follow along).

Once again, Dustin Pedroia goes into the post-game questioning period with a message for folks…:

“David’s fine,” Pedroia said. “He’s one of our teammates. It could’ve been me that hit into a double play. It happens to everybody, man. He’s had 60 at-bats. A couple of years ago, I was hitting .170 and everyone was ready to kill me too. What happened? Laser show so relax. I’m tired of looking at the NESN poll, ‘Why is David struggling?’ David’s fine. He’s one of our teammates. We believe in him. He came out of it last year, he’s going to come out of it this year.

“It’s 25 guys, man. We met the other day. We need everybody to win. This isn’t two or three guys who are going to carry a team. We need everybody to help us win games. We have each other’s backs and we’re ready for the long haul. We started out [crappy] but we’re going to come out of it. We believe that.”

Now, regardless of whether you all think Papi is “fine” or you want him run out on a rail, you have to admit that being so forceful and forthcoming with public support is a sign of one hell of a teammate.  Ever since John Tomase’s story about how the chemistry in the clubhouse is terrible (using no named sources – my favorite way to try and disparage people.  Oh wait, it isn’t MY favorite way, it’s Tomase’s) there has been an active show of support from all over the team whether it’s the way the act in the dugout or the things they say to the press.  Maybe Tomase’s piece had some merit to it?  OR maybe they were so disgusted by it they decided (at the team meeting?) to make sure folks new it was full of holes?  In any event, I’m enjoying the public shows of solidarity – even if it’s only for our benefit.

And, fools who boo Papi, really, give up  your tickets.  You absolutely don’t deserve to sit in those seats.  I’ve gone over and over about how I feel about booing so there is no need to rehash it all but I’ll say this:  If you sit at Fenway Park (or ANY park) and call yourself a Red Sox fan AND boo David Ortiz, you are an asshole.  Plain and simple.

Oh, and Jeremy Hermida has something to say to those worried that Papi will be a problem in the clubhouse (talking about when he scored on Mike Lowell’s double in the 8th):

“He was one of the first guys to come up to me and said, ‘Way to pick me up,’” Hermida said. “That shows what kind of teammate he is and what kind of guy he is. He realizes there’s only so much he can do out there. He squared up a ball but unfortunately it was right at somebody. Fortunately, we were able to come through and get the knock when we needed it.”

He isn’t sitting and sulking. He’s still a part of the damn team and people need to remember that.  I will absolutely not disagree that it’s painful to watch him struggle with his at-bats but that doesn’t mean he deserves the anger and disrespect that so many are throwing around right now.  I don’t envy Tito his job; the decision to sit a legend doesn’t come easy.  I believe Tito will do what’s right for this team and his players and I’m not going to second guess him – especially not on May 5th.  Seriously, people, criticizing Papi on your blogs or on message boards, fine, I get it, it’s frustrating.  Booing him at Fenway?  You folks can go sit on a tack.

Tonight at Fenway the Red Sox will honor Nomar Garciaparra with a retirement ceremony of some sort.  I won’t be there but I’ll be watching.  Congratulations, again, Nomar!

John Lackey will, for the first time in his career, pitch against the Angels tonight with old friend Joel Pineiro on the mound.  So the quest for a sweep begins at 7:10pm.  Come on, John.  You don’t want Clay to be the only one on the team with 3 wins, right?

May 5, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

I think you should wait for it

Fenway in the rain at the end of last September.  I've been to too many rain-delayed games to count.  Glad I missed this one!

Fenway in the rain at the end of last September. I've been to too many rain-delayed games to count. Glad I missed this one!

It isn’t often I say or write “thank goodness I wasn’t at the game last night” but today it is appropriate – for three reasons:

In the fourth inning, David Ortiz struck out for the second time of the night and fans at Fenway Park started booing him.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I got so mad over something so stupid the fans did.  I don’t care if he strikes out for the rest of the season.  I don’t care if his average and OBP get into negative numbers.  As much as I’m against booing your players, any of  your players, just on general principle, the idea that ANYONE who identifies as a Boston Red Sox fan would even THINK about booing Big Papi makes me see flames.  If you have so little appreciation for what that man has done for this organization and this fan base that you could so easily humiliate or hurt him by booing him….you have no business calling yourself a fan or stepping foot into Fenway Park.  It’s disgusting that there were enough idiots there last night booing him in the fourth that you could hear them on NESN (and at the park…folks I know who were there heard it too…this wasn’t remote or just a handful of fools).

It was pointed out to me last night that Ted Williams was booed at Fenway as well.  It was also pointed out that part of the reason was because Ted Williams could be a bit of a <I’d rather not write the word on my blog.  Let’s just say he wasn’t warm and fuzzy to folks>.  If we want to use this comparison, as amazing as a player as Williams was (and there is NO denying his God-given talents and how much he meant to the Red Sox and the fans) the one thing no one has ever said about Big Papi is that he is a mean or bad person.  So let’s do the tally:  He’s a good person, he adores the fans, he is a huge part of the reason the Sox have 2 World Championship titles in the 2000’s…and you think it’s a good idea to boo him because either he’s just struggling to begin the year (hello JD Drew) or his skills are diminishing with age?

What in the hell are people thinking?

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April 17, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Confusion on the ground

Dustin Richardson made his Major League debut last night.  In 1.1 innings he gave up two hits, no runs and no walks!  One of the very few decent photos I took last night.

Dustin Richardson made his Major League debut last night. In 1.1 innings he gave up two hits, no runs and no walks! One of the very few decent photos I took last night.

Scenes from Fenway/September 28, 2009:

*  While waiting to get into the park, I notice a couple walking down Landsdowne Street holding hands and looking very much in love.  “Oh my God, do you see that?” a shrill voice behind me gasps to her husband.  “Well, honey, we are in Boston”, is his reply.  The couple, you see, happened to both be women.  I turn around and note that two people remarking on this are wearing Blue Jays gear.  The Blue Jays are from Toronto where gay marriage is pretty damn common.   Or more notably, as this website states, Toronto is “One of the world’s most gay-friendly cities”.   Fortunately, that was the only time, last night, that I wanted to punch a Blue Jays fan.

*  Still waiting to get into the park.  Another couple approaches.  The woman is wearing a Red Sox hat and the man is wearing what I think is a Yankee-hater hat.  As they get closer, I see that they are bickering and I realize the hat he’s wearing is a Yankees cap and I hear his girlfriend/wife bark “You just HAD to wear that cap, didn’t you??”.  Given that my reaction to his cap was “What a dink”  I was, again, pleased with my decision to not wear Sox gear to the Yanks/Rays game.  Normally, I think you should represent your team no matter where you are but walking into your rival’s house when your team isn’t there and wearing their gear screams “I’m an asshole who wants you to start a fight with me!”.

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September 29, 2009 Posted by | 2009 | , , , , , , | 6 Comments