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I'm watching baseball - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
I'm watching baseball
I never watch baseball, but this is kind of fascinating. The Sox and Yankees have been 4-4 since the 8th inning, and they're at the bottom of the FOURTEENTH INNING right now. The game has been going on so long that the blimp ran out of fuel and had to go home.

I'm not a baseball fan or a sports fan, but at this point, I really want the Sox to win. Just stay alive, then tie up the series tomorrow, then have a knock-down, drag-out seventh game. Which I probably won't watch, but hey. The fans have earned it.

On the other hand, I'm beginning to just wish it would END, already.
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zephprolixity From: zephprolixity Date: October 18th, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

BOSOX to take it all.

Games like this are why I still watch baseball.

SOX ROX [full stop]
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 18th, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BOSOX to take it all.

I want some Dominican music to bop around to. Awesome Ortiz! I'm psyched.

And I don't even like baseball!
lync From: lync Date: October 18th, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
They play the game here (at work) and I am so anti-Yankees that I have the folks around me cheering for the Sox too. There was some clapping and cheering in the center when they won. XD
sreya From: sreya Date: October 18th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sox won? Guess I should prepare myself for Yankees moaning and groaning at school tomorrow. :~P

I'm not anti-Yankees, but it gets a little overwhelming living only 30 miles from New York during baseball season. And people say Star Wars fans are nuts!!!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 18th, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
No kidding. Try commuting through the Fenway neighborhood on game day!

But yeah. With two outs, two strikes, and two runners on base, David Ortiz got a hit and sent Johnny Damon home.

(And look... she even learned their names. In the course of a game nearly six hours long.)
ncp From: ncp Date: October 18th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a half-hearted Yankees fan who spent 8 years in Boston. I try hard to root for the Yankees, but Red Sox Nation eats your brain. I find myself accidentally cheering for the Sox, especially when they pull a win out of their asses like they did tonight.

My Hubby wants it to be a Sox-Astros World Series so that it will mirror the election.

*sigh* Cricket fans...
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 18th, 2004 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
My Hubby wants it to be a Sox-Astros World Series so that it will mirror the election.

That could either be really fun or a little scary, given the political climate. I'm voting for "fun."
lync From: lync Date: October 18th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy jeebus! I don't blame you. That may be a deciding factor if I ever decide to move to NY. LOL ;)
From: arclevel Date: October 18th, 2004 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Be careful!!

Watch out for exciting sports playoff games. Several years ago, I happened to catch a couple minutes of a Red Wings playoff game, and it looked vaguely interesting. The next game was a game 7, so I turned it on out of curiosity. I had no clue what was going on throughout most of the game, but by the end of it (Wings, 1-0 in 2nd OT) I was so hooked that I promptly started reading up on the team, watching every following game, and, oh yeah, figuring out the actual rules of the sport. Moreover, I stayed that hooked for about the next four seasons or so. So be very, very careful.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 18th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Be careful!!

Yeah, the worst part is that if there's a genetic factor, I'm sunk. My mom kept a mainly non-sports-y zone for some reason, but the rest of the family is wild for them, one side for football, the other for baseball. And the baseball people are Yankees fans! At least with the football side of the family, the root for the Bills, which are one of the two teams I root for (the other, of course, being the Pats, and I just hate it when they play each other; at least there's no Western New York baseball team to vie for my Boston loyalty). So far, I'm purely a playoff/Superbowl girl in football. I think I can keep it under control, if I assiduously avoid learning the rules, and make sure to have an attachment to shows which are routinely postponed by the @)#&$ sports.
webbapettigrew From: webbapettigrew Date: October 19th, 2004 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
They won because I sacrificed a small chicken and did an interpretive dance. Tonight, I plan on slaughtering a goat.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 19th, 2004 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
If it goes to game seven, we may all need to donate through PayPal to get an unblemished heifer.
From: peppa_minto Date: October 19th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Go 'Stros!

Hm... Wrong game. Bah, I watched figure skating last night.
From: lnevans Date: October 19th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go Yankees! ...well, really I'm a Mussina fan, and he pitched a great game yesterday.

But I find it amusing that you posted in the bottom of the 14th, wishing it to be over, and it ended! *grumbles at David Ortiz*

But I'm just a crazy baseball fan, and a Yankee fan, which my friends never cease to hold against me.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 19th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, sooner or later, webba will run out of livestock to sacrifice...

But come on. Root for the Sox tonight so that there will be another night of the series!
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