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Or, if you’re Tito Francona—Best! Birthday! Ever!

Why? Because the John Henry Group got him a Righteous Dave Roberts for his big 5-0, that’s why!

That’s right, people—DAVE ROBERTS IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!

DAVE ROBERTS (PRAISE BE HIS NAME) CAME TO FENWAY AND MADE THE RAIN STOP!!!! BATHE IN THE WHITE HOT RADIANCE OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH MUTHA@#$%&S!!!!

::deep breath::

Okay, I’m calm now...But seriously, only the oft-lamented narrowness of the Fenway stands kept me from actually prostrating myself.

Moving on...

Nice to see my rain delay win streak mojo continue unabated (I don’t count this game. Since it ended up as a full-on postponement, I account myself in no way responsible for how it turned out). It’s nice to know that having to uncomfortably press flesh with the huddled masses in the creaky innards of Fenway does not go unrecognized by the gods.

The game time temperature is about 20 below (Carl Beane says 49º but I’m not buying it), so naturally Brad Penny takes the mound rocking the sleeveless look. This is because Brad Penny is (choose one) :

A. Strapping and manly
B. Insane
C. Half in the tank
D. Warmed by the perpetual glow that surrounds The Righteous Dave Roberts (as are we all, Brad, as are we all...)

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, every year somebody’s choice of at-bat music can be counted on to amuse the hell out of me. This year it’s Jacoby Ellsbury leading off to Smashing Pumpkins’ "Cherub Rock." First of all, he was, like, ten when this song came out. Second, he’s Jacoby—you know, "That nice Ellsbury boy." Although perhaps that’s the point...like if he just tries hard enough, he can will himself into becoming Dustin Pedroia. It’s so cute.

Just when I think they used up all the offense in the Game 1, our first basetemp answers the age-old question "Jeff Bailey, won’t you please come home?" with a resounding "Hell yes!" And he brings Tek and JD Useless with him. And I didn’t even have to offer to cook or pay the rent or anything.

You Know You're a RemDawg Fan if...With Big Papi on third and nobody out, you're totally thinking "squeeze play!"

As if Dave Roberts (PRAISE HIM!) weren’t enough to thaw a frozen Fenway night, the defense was smokin’! Youk’s diving stab of a line drive! Jacoby’s leaping catch against the wall! Two—two!— L4-3 double plays! And a nicely executed 6-4-3 to boot (never let it be said that I'm not a girl who appreciate the classics)! I honestly didn’t know what I’d have to take first when I got home—a hot shower or a cold one.

The Captain is no idiot. Displaying an IQ considerably higher than his batting average, Tek shrewdly times his 6th inning plate approach to coincide with this announcement. Thus does he garner the loudest (well, second loudest, what with Dave Roberts an’ all) ovation of the night.

I may have swooned when Okajima came in the 8th and threw 10 pitches—9 of them for strikes. May have. Just a little.

The Jonathan Papelbon Experience...If you’ve seen it, you know. If you haven't, I don't know what to say. Except that I pity you.

Date: 2009-04-24 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katzinoire.livejournal.com
I so want them to pull the “Twins Treatment” on the Yankees this weekend. Yes, I know this means I will probably not be getting any lovin’ from my Yankee worshiping boyfriend, but it’s fun on Monday for the ass kissing make up stuff -he has a conscience, so do I-the day after the series ends it’s him and I being uber nice to each other to make up for the bashing and ball busting we embark upon all weekend. That and him having to order dinner on occasion. (our late and beloved Movie Trailer Voice Guy) IN A WORLD…where the options are Mets or Yankees, she stood among the few, the loyal-the Tri-State Area Red Sox fans…….

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