Have I forsaken My Boys? Is playoff success now old hat to me? Am I locked in a closet somewhere?
OMG NO, I AM JUST STILL REELING WITH SHOCK. <3 <3 <3
Eeeeeeeeeee. Red Sox are in the World Series! The World Freaking Series!! Again! OMFG.
It's a little harder to be flailingly obsessed when I'm living so far away from the Nation and everybody around me is kind of going about their daily lives like the Red Sox are not in the playoffs or something. (What is wrong with these people who don't care about baseball? And not just Red Sox baseball -- I do understand that we're 3000 miles away here -- but baseball at all?) My sister threatens great fits if I do not relinquish the TV ("how can every game be 'the most important game of the postseason'?") and my dog needs to go out whenever the bases are loaded. So I do most of my flailing obsession in secret. Most of my work internet history are sports sites, and below are my favorite Red Sox moments on the internet this week:
The ESPN Sports Guy tells us how Red Sox Nation forgave JD Drew in 6.8 seconds.
I was hoping he'd bleed the pitch count before grounding out or popping out ... and then he unleashed that perfect swing, the one that makes the scouts drool and keeps earning him those big contracts ... as the ball came off his bat, viewing it from the center-field camera, it looked like a line drive right at the center fielder ... only it kept carrying ... and it kept carrying ... and suddenly it looked like it might hit the wall l... and then ...
GOOD GOD, THAT REMINDS ME OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE HITS A HOME RUN!
(Taking a split-second to digest everything...)
GRAND SLAM! GRAND SLAM! GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Um, well, Kevin Millar is kind of an Oriole now, but he's rooting for the Red Sox at Fenway, and he can pull it off, because he is KEVIN FREAKING MILLAR."
Billy Mueller and Kevin Millar and Trot Nixon all back at Fenway! Be still my heart! <3 I will ALWAYS COWBOY UP!
The article that makes me really sad, though, is this one:
Wakefield really really wishes that he could pitch in the World Series in the event a 13th-inning sacrificial pitching goat is needed, and Little Red really wishes that Tito would let him.
*sniff* I still love you, Wake!
GO RED SOX!