*Picture from SI.com*
Congratulations to Frank Thomas, who not only reserved a spot in Cooperstown today by hitting career HR #500, he got himself ejected in the same game. Don't think I've ever seen that happen: guy gets to a historic mark in his career and get tossed all in one day.
Big day at Ted's house today: for the first time in about 6 months, there is nothing blocking the bottom of my stairs. No ottoman, hope chest, or soccer net to have to wiggle around to get up or down the stairs. The only negative? Having your nerves jangled every time you look up and Trot is doing an impression of a bobble head on the TOP step. Only 2 bruises and one bloody nose so far.
Upon hearing that the Angels had DFA'd our old friend Shea Hillenbrand today, I immediately wondered when the Yankees would sign him. Yeah, THAT move will save their season: signing a clubhouse cancer who thinks he's better than he really is and who has napalmed every bridge he's crossed over in his Major League career. Stay classy New York.
Taking the week off next week for vacation: just not going anywhere overnight. So far, it's the zoo on Monday, local minor league team's game on Tuesday, fireworks on the 4th, drive in movie on Thursday, and Science center and Chuckie Cheese on Friday, with multiple trips to the pool mixed in. I think I'm gonna need to go back to work in order to rest.
Ciera has a new friend who moved in next door named Alexia. Her parents are Pedro and Nicole. They moved here from the Dominican Republic. They are HUGE Red Sox fans. My daughter has a friend 30 yards away whose Dad is named Pedro and loves the Sox: what are the odds?
Finally, the Oriole's took a 6-4 lead into the 8th inning over the Yankees, and it's now 8-6 MFY's with the game rain delayed still in the 8th. Freaking Oriole ineptness rears it's ugly head AGAIN.
Have I mentioned how much I despise off day's?
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