Thursday, October 21, 2004

Tell No One

If anyone who reads this blog (all 4 of you) lets this get back to my wife that I put this up here, I will take you down. I will take you down to Chinatown. That said, here goes: True story, I couldn't make this up if I tried.

My wife was being her normal wonderful self during the post season and was watching all the games with me. Game 7 ALCS 8th inning. All of a sudden while looking at the TV screen, she says, "Ahhh! I get it." Wondering exactly what this epiphany was all about I asked her. Her quick short reply was, "Nothing." I pressed her about it--curiosity peaked. "No! " she answered, "You'll just laugh at me." Figuring this ought to be good, I quickly lied and reassured her I wouldn't laugh. Being quasi-convinced this was the case she said, "You know that swastika looking thing on the Yankees' hats? Its a 'N' and a 'Y!'"

We need to get to Clemens early. This Rocket is getting old. Haren should be ready to go if Suppan can't keep the ball down. Haren looked mighty impressive in relief of Suppan last time. If you have time stop by your local parish and light a couple for our Redbirds. And, "No!" Camels don't count.

Have you ever heard a louder positive cheer for an intentional walk as Beltran's in game 6?

"Baseball is dull only to dull minds." -Red Barber



Len said...

I quickly lied and reassured her I wouldn't laugh.But did you laugh? Inquiring minds want to know....

(I hope either you didn't, or that your wife is more forgiving than my ex was. If I'd have laughed at my ex in a similar situation, I wouldn't be getting any til Opening Day next season at the earliest, and more likely not until the All Star break....)

Robb said...

After Beltran had another one of his home runs in Game 3 or 4 (I forget) they showed a close up of Beltran. My wife's only comment baseball related the whole day? "He has to get that removed" (in reference to the mole over his ear.) I still love her, of course.

John - I like the blog! So much in fact, that I stole your original format. (Actually, I picked it randomly before I saw your blog, but I can't prove it.)

Cardinal John said...

I laughed for the next 45 minutes.

Cardinal John said...

Wow1 My wife noticed the same thing about Beltran too! Except her response was "That poor man." I quickly reminded her that come next season Beltran will be anything but poor.

Thanks for the compliment. Nice to know people read and maybe even enjoy my ramblings.


alphawoman said...

John! I thought about you this morning when I heard who made it to the World Series! Also found a web site that "shares" blogs....I'll repost in a few min with the URL. Good Luck You are going to be one busy guy!


alphawoman said...

Hope this comes across okay!