The musings, rants, and dissertations of three retired military guys. Two Air Force, one Navy. The Old AF Sarge, Juvat, and Tuna.
Call them the "Sweet Sox!"
Indeed! (I like that!)
Bah Humbug!Congrats to the Soox fans it's a wicked pissa
Ah, you speak New England? Very nice.
Yup, I posted my sentiments over on Suldog's blog.
Saw that, nice!
Huh! Did something happen? Oh Wait! Professional Sports..........Nevermind!
I'm thinking that if Boston wasn't in the Series, I'd probably have only a fleeting interest.Every time someone says "it's a business", I lose a little more interest in the sport.
Forgive me this, but I thought about Lord Stanley's Cup as I watched the trophy presentation last night. Hockey is the ONLY pro sport where the trophy goes to the guys who won it: the players (other than individual sports, like tennis or golf). Watching the Front Office get a World Series trophy is somewhat anti-climatic and reenforces the fact that it really IS "a business."Humbug.
Time enough to think about hockey.
And a Most Valuable Papi, too.
Oh, he is indeed.He's also a pretty popular guy round these parts. Even before his stellar hitting performance in the Series.
Sarge, I'm a Cubs fan (sigh) and so the Cards are mortal enemies. But when the Cards -- who are in the NL Central with the Cubs -- goes up against that team from Bean town which used to be in the same joke with the Cubs, and when that same Bean town team (now with Duck Dynasty beards) wins its second World Series in the last 9 years...it's all too much for me. I'm giving up baseball...Not...Just wait til next year.
I thought Theo was supposed to fix everything for you guys.Oh, wait a minute...I too would love to see the Cubbies in the World Series. (It's about time!)
Leo, Shemeo, I ain't seen nothing yet. Except the cellar.
I hear ya Dan.
Not to be a pedantic wet blanket, Dan, but it's THREE World Series, not two.Believe me, every Sox fan worth his salt is also a closet Cubbies fan, and we root for you every year we're not making a run at it.
Heh, I was going to mention that, but in Dan's defense he did say in the last "nine" years. Now if he;d said in the last ten...Not to be a pedantic wet blanket, or words to that effect. :-0
Thanks Sarge and sorry Suldog. Us Cubs fans aren't know for precision and the finer points of things. We tend to think long range...like in centuries. :-)
Long range thinking. I like that.
As a dyed-in-the-wool life-long NY Yankees fan and a supporter of the Cards in the NL as they are nearest my home-town, BA HUMBUG is right! Don't get me wrong, Boston is a GREAT town; the only problem with it, , to para King "Longshanks" in "Braveheart,," is that unfortunately it's full of Red-Socks fans, lol."
Well Virgil, my Dad was a big Yankees fan and my Mom is a Red Sox fan. What's worse is that Dad HATED the Red Sox and everything about them. When Roger Clemens went to the Yanks, he would root AGAINST the Yankees when Clemens was pitching simply because of his former affiliation with the Sox. So I understand the passion.FWIW, Longshanks around here won't win you many favors, we Scots have long memories.Just sayin'...
"Just sayin"LOL! Although I'm pretty much English WASP all the way, there IS the Scots-Irish McGRATH side of me on my father's side. :)(And if you doubt it one of my Father's brothers and one sister were red-heads and the oldest son of of his red-headed sister was red-headed., lol.) BTW, FWIW I read somewhere recently on the innertubes that, genetically speaking, England is Grand Central Station" for red-heads--even over Scandinavia--and I can believe it! The VERY FIRST thing I noticed when I was stationed in the UK was the overwhelming predominance of red-heads. It is SO striking to the eye that it ABSOLUTELY cannot be missed...
PS: Of course, that was before the UK Moselem invasion..
Ah, redheads. Gotta love 'em.
As to the invasion, who knows what's under those burkhas and turbans?And now it's called Londonistan...Sigh...
Beauty, wasn't it? We should have known the Sox were unbeatable way back in Spring when David Ortiz dropped that F-Bomb on live TV and the FCC said, "Oh, that's OK, David. We're cool."
Good point. David was not going to be denied!
I didn't think the day could improve, but when the Portsmouth lunch joint served strawberry rhubarb pie at lunch, I knew all was about as good as it gets. And we have the highlights to watch all through the winter.
OMG. Strawberry rhubarb pie? That IS as good as it gets my friend.(Especially if it's warm and right out of the oven!)Amen on the highlights.
Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)