Monday, October 10, 2005

It's Over

Getting swept by the White Sox wasn't too much fun, no. Witnessing the inglorious end of the Red Sox season up close and personal at a rapidly quieting Fenway Park on Friday was a mite depressing, yes. But no one can say we didn't deserve to lose. If you can't score with the bases loaded and no outs, it just feels like it's time to hang up the gear and head for winter vacation. Which is exactly what the Red Sox did. And I'm okay with it (considering). I really am.

I will return to the metaphor I made before the season even started. You remember--the Sox were the scrappy, maybe even freckly guy who had made it all the way with the hottest girl in camp the previous summer and thought, "you know what, I might be able to do that again." Well, he didn't. He crashed and burned before he could get close to sealing the deal. What's worse: the biggest asshole in camp is still in the chase. But (after a weekend of reflection and vodka tonics) it's okay--his first time is behind him, it was fabulous, and there will be other summers, other girls. He's okay. We're okay.

Onward, Sox.

9 Comments:

At 3:32 PM, Blogger jameson said...

"I'm not going to be okay!"

Actually, I'm fine too. What's troubling is all of the Sox fans who are not. Its really upsetting to hear them whine about management or the team especially after what they did last year. Its okay to want your team to win every year, but when they inevitably don't, please don't cry about it. They are giving the nation a bad name(exacerbated by the media and especially sports radio). Its almost comparable to the Bush administration squandering the good will of the world after 9/11 though the stakes are not). Pretty soon, we're going to be considered like Yankee fans--arrogant, petulant, and greedy. No thanks. Like Bill Simmons said, they have a 5yr grace period.(I'm willing to give them 10 especially with the crop of studs they have in the minor league system). Hell, I waited 29 last time.

Oh, and what about Theo Epstein's contract expiring in 20 days? Sign him for whatever it takes and let him answer to Henry only. Luccino should stick to marketing the team and improving Fenway Park.

P.S. That opening line is a reference to "The Bachelor," and one of the funniest tv meltdowns ever.

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger scs said...

Ah, Crazy Christy on The Bachelor, Season 2. I do miss trashy reality TV. Thank you for reminding me of that comedic moment, and for the good points on Red Sox nation. Damn those WEEI losers.

Did everyone catch A-Rod's MVP-style hit into a double play last night to help end the Yankees' season? Clutch.

 
At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally clutch. especially for a game. reminds me of when the red sox and white sox were playing in game 5 and....wait...i forget, how many games did the sox win? oh and remember when Big Papi was playing 1st base and...wait...does Ortiz play in the out/infield? i have to post anonymously otherwise i might lose a friend....

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger scs said...

Benji, is that you? Or some other Yankee-lover? Identify yourself, ya pansy!!

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger benji said...

what!? me!? never!

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger charles.bukowski.costanza said...

every sports fans in every town gets to be petulant in their own unique way -- and this, if you live in a gray-skied city where the closest you can get to dominance is as a fan of the uw women's rowing team, is not just a petty consolation. i mean, it starts as petty consolation, of course it does. but as time goes by, as each homegrown superstar puts the "i" back into "id" and skips town, as every team owner's asshole shrinks to the size of a decimal point, "petty" becomes "solitary" and "consolation" becomes "reason to go on living."

and this is why a rod (we dropped the hyphen when he dropped us) hitting into the 9th-inning double play is one of the most satisfying moments in sports history.

 
At 1:02 AM, Blogger scs said...

Amen, Mariners' fan.

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger charles.bukowski.costanza said...

you poke fun at the spam in my comments section. and, i must admit, i have been derisive too, in the past. but then, you know, things happen. like i log on today and find this v. personal, v. heartfelt offering of friendship:

"Great Blog! Ilike it.But here you can find woman looking for sex Take a
look if you have a minute. Thanks and have a good one!"

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger benji said...

mark that was me. i thought you'd enjoy that.

 

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