Monday, June 2, 2008

It just keeps getting better and better.

Trot was in bed by 8:30.

Rakes fell asleep watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in my bed and I took him upstairs at 8:35.

I said prayers with Ciera at 8:45 and she never left her room.

It's quiet.

Too quiet.

I'm expecting complete and total mayhem by 7:30 tomorrow morning. Mark my words, the inmates are preparing for a revolt; I just hope I see it coming.

To top it all off, the Red Sox just lost 6-3 to the O's, ruining the 4 game sweep and sending my post about Kevin Millar, Wake, and the magic lucky bat in my garage to the scrap heap. And I REALLY wanted to work the lucky bat in. Maybe someday.

Luckily, I'm a shallow sort of guy and could come up with something on short notice. If you didn't see the game, the Sox took a 3-2 lead into the 8th inning and Okajima gave up 4 runs to put the Orioles ahead. And that sucks.

To put the cherry on top of the sundae, Papi hurt his wrist last night and the reports include things like "out for a month" and "season ending surgery". This is me, doing my best impression of an ostrich in the path of a charging Lion; burying my head in the sand and pretending it'll all go away.

All isn't lost, though. Thanks to Giambi and his lucky porn 'stache, the MFY's lost again. And the Rays were off, which makes the series starting in Boston tomorrow night that much bigger. Here's to the Red Sox wiping the floor with those upstarts and restoring order to the AL East.

And if you don't hear from me tomorrow? Assume the coup was successful and Rakes is now the Grand Supreme Leader of Casa de Ted.

If that happens?

God help us all.


Tree Newt said...

Isn't he already supreme leader?

Tex said...

Newt stole my line.

I thought Rakes WAS the Leader.

Ted D said...

No, he just acts like he is. Sort of how I act like I'm the boss, but I'm really just a figurehead.

Tree Newt said...

Dude, you're just a puppet dictator. We know who the REAL boss is at Casa de Dalton!

Redbeard76 said...

I'm surprised you missed my blog poll: how long will Tampa stay in first? Comments? Criticisms? Bueller? Bueller?

~**Dawn**~ said...

The good news about Tampa not playing last night is that they couldn't win either. And from what I heard, Papi won't require surgery, so I'm going to stick with my source over yours, if that's ok with you. (I can live with a month if it keeps him out of that Home Run Derby because we all know what happens to a player's bat after participating in *that*.)

As for Jeemer? 1) Overused. I know he got called on in at least 3 of the 4 games in Baltimore. And 2) when he loaded the bases for the second time in the inning? It was time to pull him, and probably sooner than that. *Bad* Tito.

I like our odds in Boston. Of course, I won't get a Remy & Don fix since I am forced to suffer through local coverage. Meh.

Ted D said...

Stephen, I was on your blog last night and guess I just missed the poll. I'll get over there tonight. But to answer it here? I think they are in 3rd by August 1st. Too young, too inexperienced IMO. But they are going to be tough all year.

Good to see you, Dawn! Missed you the past couple of days. I actually got the surgery thing from The Gammons, who said many in the organization were worried. I hope he's wrong.

As for Oki, I wonder if part of it is the league has a full year of seeing him and sort of know what's coming? Someone on the board last night suggested it and it sounds reasonable.