Monday, October 22, 2007

By Special Request

This guy says what I was trying to say. This guy is full of it (and I'm just praying the Red Sox don't go after A-Rod, because if they do I will have some serious difficulties). And I don't know what Selena Roberts' problem is (uh, sour grapes?).

So, yeah, we did it. I have to say, I was much more gleeful on Saturday night than on Sunday. Sunday was a bit of a slog. Then Dustin Pedroia reminded us what's it all about. But the locker room celebration? Why did they present all the plaques in the locker room instead of on the field? So we could keep an eye on the popping champagne corks? You know how I feel about that. It all just felt a bit flatter than winning the division, which was kind of what I was trying to say too.

Then sometime this morning, and I don't remember when, probably while I was reading the umpteenth article (why the first or third or eighth article didn't do it, I don't know), but long after I opened my inbox to the thrilled emails, the excitement hit. WE DID IT!!!! And Dustin Pedroia is what it's all about.

(And Jacoby Ellsworth, who can't be more than 14, and Jonathan Papelbon, who I've decided is Bill Lee reincarnated, which totally works for me, and Coco Crisp, who so totally deserved those last two out of three outs, and Youk YOUK YOUK!!!!).

I love this team.


Lucy said...

Amen, again. The Bill Lee comparison is right on. The announcers last night labeled him with the 'marches to his own drummer' thing.

Genevieve said...

I bought me a Youk shirt on Monday morning. Had a hard time deciding between that and a Pedroia shirt. Love them both. Love the whole team.

This is only my second year as a fan of anything in sports (other than, um, gymnastics and ice skating in my high school days -- but I'm not a bandwagon Red Sox fan, I became a fan because they're my husband's team since childhood and therefore our son's team), and I'm following it closely and unbelievably excited.

Genevieve said...

Oh, and yes I love Jacoby Ellsworth (is it really pronounced Jacob-ee, not Ja-KOH-bee?), and Papelbon dancing Riverdance, and Coco Crisp making that last out, and Beckett pitching. So so awesome.