October 21st, 2004

Evo

WOW.

That was somethin'.

I still sorta can't believe they beat the Yankees. And the Yankees didn't beat them. And they didn't beat themselves.

I swear, it feels as if maybe the little guy might get a little something for a little while, you know?

I remember reading somewhere when I was young that it was the American Way to root for the underdog. That's a concept I'm sentimental about, as one is sentimental about innocent things of one's youth.

Now I wasn't a terribly big baseball fan as a kid, and my father & brother were more into football. It took (as I was telling disclaimerwill not so long ago) the losin'est bunch---the 1988 Orioles, setting a record at the beginning of the year for consecutive losses to open a season---to get me. And for me to get it.

There are reasons, as I'm sure it's been speculated many a time, that baseball is the literary sport. But it's the game little kids can play, that may involve muscles but not brute force---it's the way it's that game that they're playing that means you HAVE to root for the underdogs. The diamond's where the underdogs can get a little back on the bullies, the dominant.

In the great baseball musicals and films, after all, our protagonists aren't the freakin' perennial beaters-up of teams with fewer resources.

But enough of that. Let me ask you this: Is there any way the Yankees would have been out there hugging each other, one on one, in probably at least half the mathematically possible pairings, for a good ten solid minutes after the game?

Well, IS there any way?

no!
0(0.0%)
no WAY!
1(33.3%)
no way in HELL!
2(66.7%)


Yankees don't hug. Or if they do, they're careful to be manly about it.

HA! The Axis of Evil goes DOWN!! Steinbrenner--Torre--Jeter! Or name yer Axis---YANKS LOSE! RED SOX SURVIVE! HAIRY JOHNNY IS STAR OF GAME!!

There's never, in my lifetime, been such good cause for a feeling of destiny about the Babe lifting the curse.

The implications for the Bush administration are dire! Fates, are we hearing you right? Is it time for a small uprising of the people again, for whatever time we can manage to hold the window open before they slam it down again?
Evo

I forgot to say...

E. called earlier tonight---no, not E. (though I talked to her this evening too, briefly) or E. (though I talked to her last night). It's the E Women 3, you know? Anyway, this E. (of S. & E.) has baseball back in her heart, too.

That man Denise ended up with was a Yankee fan, you know that? She should have known! (Worse, maybe she DID know.)
Evo

jury duty for S.

So it seems vjsmom is on the jury of a murder trial. Gruesome stuff. It's getting to her. She may not be checking in here any time soon, but in case she does: hang in there, S! And good luck distracting yourself in the evenings from thoughts of the case. (May I suggest baseball?)