One Man's thoughts, rants, and mumblings on family, life, and baseball.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Future Job? Mafia Enforcer
See that sweet, angelic face? That's the face of a 3 year old whose Dad is afraid will get banned from playschool. Yes, playschool.
Seems as if Rakes did not like "nonner" (Conner) pushing him down the other day, so he decided the way to settle it was to choke his little buddy out, UFC style. Needless to say, when Angie picked him up that day, his teacher Mrs. Kelly was not happy to deliver the news that Rakes spent 30 minutes in time out. In the director's office. Simply put, Ang was mortified.
We think he picked this particular move up, from all places, watching Toy Story where Woody and Buzz have a fight. This is not Rakes first rodeo with getting into trouble at school: "plays well with others" is not gonna be in his final report.
I have no clue what I am gonna do with this kid, other than love him to death and hope that this too shall pass. Sweet as he can be, fun loving and seemingly with no Empty in his tank, he's got a mean streak that Bob Gibson would envy.
In other news, there is now a soccer net hanging at the bottom of my stairs, our latest attempt to keep Trot from practicing for HIS future job as a stunt man by falling head over heels down the stairs. His forehead looks like a pro wrestler who has bladed himself for around 15 years or so. For those of you who know me and my neat compulsion, you can imagine how much I LOVE a soccer net decorating my living room. If it keeps Trot from needing a full body cast at age 1, it's worth it's weight in gold.
Finally, the Sox took the field tonight hoping to sweep the Blue Jays at Rogers Center.
Mission accomplished. Wake goes to 4-3, going 7 strong innings. 1 in the first, 6 in the third, led by Lowell's 7th dinger of the year, this one a 3 run shot to make it 7-0. Youk doubled in the 8th run, and Okajima and Romero pitched the 8th and the 9th.
A sweep of the 3 game series with the Blue Jays and it was never close: 26 runs for the Red Sox vs. 5 for the Blue Jays for the 3 games.
Back home for a 3 games with the Orioles, with Julian, Schilling, and Beckett this weekend.
23-10 with a 7 game lead sounds pretty good to me.