Monday, September 17, 2007

Dear Red Sox Nation

Remember 2004? Yeah, I know it seems like a long time ago: especially after giving the Yankees 2 gifts over the weekend and watching 103 year old Frank Thomas do his best Reggie Jackson impersonation tonight by hitting 3 HR's.

But 2004 DID happen: down 3 games to none, the Red Sox DID IT. They won it all. Because of that, none of us should be freaking out and looking for the tallest bridge we can find just so we can jump off of it.

How about this?

It's what most considered the turning point in '04: Tek pimp slapping Arod and sending us down the road that eventually ended with winning our first World Series in 86 years.

As I type this, the Yankees are winning 5-2 vs the Orioles: if that holds up, come the end of tonight the Red Sox will have a 3.5 game lead. I won't know until the morning: as of now, I'm on "avoid all baseball news until Tuesday" mode. For all I know, Slappy and Jeter are streaking around Yankee stadium while Torre stands on the top step yelling about Yankee pride.

I'm done for today: my team is in first place with less than 2 weeks to go. Until I'm told otherwise I'm just going to assume all is well. I can go to bed safe in the knowledge that no matter what happened tonight, it's ours to lose.

I know that Josh Beckett is the baddest mofo stomping around a pitchers mound this year. And I know that sometime, most likely Wednesday, Manny Freaking Ramirez will be stepping into the batters box again. More importantly, I know THIS.

So do me a favor: Keep the Fair.


Tex said...






its just what Red Sox fans do

Ted D said...

I knew I could count on you Tex.

I trust you and SotB had a most rightously awesome time this weekend.

KAYLEE said...


scott h said...

Since I am pretty sure you are operating on one kidney and a freaking bleeding ulcer, I will be kind this evening.

And I know you are not into football yet, but TEX do you hear that ? Its Sooner nation heading down I35 coming to put a beat down on the Horns!

Ted D said...

Good guess Bub: tell me the 'Skins are hanging with the Eagles?

Tex said...

1. I aint a UT fan
2. I dont care about football
3. I aint a UT fan
4. What kind of name is Sooners?
5. The only thing I listen to is...wait...I dont listen to anyone

Ted D said...

Tex has spoken.

I'm not really sure what happens next.


Tex said...

and what kind of noise do Sooners make?? I mean at least the Longhorns have hoofs, looong horns and can make a lot of racket....what the heck does the Sooners have? What the heck IS a Sooner??

Ted D said...

Tex, basically it's someone who cheated to claim a plot of land earlier than someone else.

I'm not proud: it's just the way it is. Plus, the fight song is pretty lame: "Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner. Boomer Sooner: OK YOU"

Now that I mention it: pretty lame doesn't even cover it.

REALLY lame is better: Bub, can't you get them to come up with something a little more catchy?

Tex said...

so the Sooners are cheaters? well its ok the Longhhorns are hoodlums..they'll be in same company

like i said I aint a UT fan.

::sits and waits for Scotts retort::

scott h said...

Interesting. I will make it short and sweet. 7 national championships. longest unbeaten streak in college football. Kinda like Mr Ripken a streak that will not be broken.

And further more I am not biting on the not a UT fan.

Turned off the game Jr. It was terrible.

Kaylee what the freak is a bf? If I see won I will pass on the message.

scott h said...

And further more Tex its nice to see you are back to speaking to me.I knew it would pass.

Tex said...

who said I was speaking to Scott?? Ted would you inform Scott I was merely posting on your blog ;)

scott h said...

No I'm pretty sure by Geneva rules you directed a statement my way. And in fact asked for a reply. That my Bevo Buddy constitutes talking to me

Tex said...

so the last time the Stealers won a National Championship was in 2000....oh WAIT you must be talking about their Stupendous Mens Gymnastic TEAM!! They've been awesome it looks like winning 7! 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1991, 1978, 1977

better than the football's 7: 2000, 1985, 1975, 1974, 1956, 1955, 1950 - is that one in every decade? wait...nope

just like the yankees always talking smack

Tex said...

i TOL ya I AINT no UT fan.

Ted D said...

Bub and Tex: I went to bed so I missed the verbal fireworks: I think I need to send you two to your respective corners!

Scotty, she's from Texas and she's as proud as she can be, but she really could care less about UT! And Tex, he bleeds Sooner red, so if you get him going he'll never shut up: it's best to just let it be.

And Bubba: she was NOT talking to you!

Nancy said...

I'm not sure how you manage to update this everyday, Ted, with work, family, and a heavy SG habit. But I'm glad you do.

Ted D said...

Nancy, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment: I know you don't leave a comment at many places, so I'm honored.

It's really a simple answer to how I do it Nancy: I get, on average, less sleep than someone with chronic insomnia.

Thanks for the kind words.

Tex said...

"oh Nancy...thank you for commenting on my blog...OH NANCY this Oh Nancy that"

Ted wipe off your nose...I'm gonna start charging commission on my tech advice. :)

i only talk to Ted here...refer to my other post:
5. The only thing I listen to is...wait...I dont listen to anyone

Ted D said...

You, my dear, are just jealous that Nancy commented here.

::sticks tongue out at Tex::

And your commision check is in the mail. ;)

Ted D said...

And now I actually have to leave the office and go to work.

Stacy, all those times I called you the "Office Flunky"? I'm REALLY sorry.

All this paperwork has given me a headache.

And Tex: GO TO WORK.

Tex said...

i AM at work. ::rolls eyes at Ted::

Ted D said...

Well you could have fooled me.

When does the new job start?

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee what the freak is a bf? If I see won I will pass on the message.//

I was referring to a boyfriend

scott h said...

From now on I will only direct my comments to Tex. Tex please tell Ted I said hello

Ted D said...

What did I do?

gojohn said...

I'm not feeling positive tonight

JMP said...

Oh Man Ted..
Gagne stabs us in the back,,,,
We Lose,,,,
MFY clobber the O's,,,,
Lead down to 2.5

I wish I was an ostrich and I could just shove my head in the sand till its all over....

Ted D said...

John, I don't think any of us feel positive tonight: one thing I will take out of it is that Lester pitched himself a heck of a game.

JMP: I was feeling good about Gagne when he got the first 2 outs, then felt like I took a sledgehammer to the marbles.

My only problem: why not bring Pap in with 2 outs and Gagne clearly scuffling?

::starts digging hole in backyard for me and jmp to use::

scott h said...

Ted, Its 5:00 somewhere!

Where is fair weather Johnson?

Ted D said...

It's 5 o'clock here Bub: and I have no clue where that boy is.

Most likely he's finishing his first book of poems on trees.

Tex said...

Ted i thought scott wasnt gonna talk to you anymore? :)

i taught class tonight. I start the new job on Monday..only taking off the weekend.

Ted I think Scott was trying to tell you something but since I dont listen...I didnt hear

KAYLEE said...

I HAVE now decided that any games we lose from now on since we pretty much have a playoff spot.
(wildcard or division) just didnt happen.But, I dont trust gagne anymore.

KAYLEE said...
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scott h said...

Please come in out of the rain dear Tex. I was simply forcing you to speak by having to relay my message to Ted.

From now on we will use the Kiss formula.

Tex said...

you calling me stupid or simple? ;)

scott h said...

Kaylee I thought you moved to Omaha and had disconnected your computer.

scott h said...

Tex is one of those names better than the other?

Ted D said...

Bub, you are too much: hopefully the fleecing went well tonight.

Being a Red Sox fan is never easy. Is that acceptable to put on your Tombstone?

I feel like I'm 67 years old after tonight: it can never be easy, right?