Friday, June 6, 2008

The Toy Man

As I was walking with Rakes and Ciera to the pool this afternoon, the UPS truck pulled off of the side street onto our road and sped away. The following conversation took place.

Rakes: (In his own, demented way) Dad! Dere does the Toy Man!

Me: What are you talking about?

Rakes: Dat is De Toy Man, Dad! He brings you Toys, Books, and all tind of fun stuff! Me DOVE de Toy Man, Dad!

I can absolutely GUARANTEE you the UPS man, the pizza delivery guy, and the mail man get no better greeting than the one they get at my house. You'd think they were Santa, The Easter Bunny, and The Tooth Fairy. Yep, that's my boy.

Looking back at video, pictures, commentary, and my own half baked theories on the fight last night, I stand by my initial conclusion.

Jonny Gomes is a King sized dink.

I don't ask for much. But a Josh Beckett 98 mph fastball to his ribcage definitely wouldn't suck.


Tex said...

Josh Beckett needs to pull a Muy Grande when we meet again. Lock and load and have him in his sights..pull the trigger and BAMMMM..down he goes.

Ted D said...

I firmly agree, Tex.

You've gotta believe he's filed all this in the back of his mind. I understand the Rays want to make a name for themselves.

Punching a guy who's face down on the ground? Not the best way to do it.

Tex said...

you know that Beckett keeps a journal. my thoughts are he writes down all the players names who are assholes against our team...reads it the night before he pitches and it fuels him

Ted D said...

Gomes and Crawford's actions have them a stone cold lock for a drilling somewhere down the line. I've got no problems with anyone else, especially Iwamura, who took the brunt of the payback the other night.

What those 2 did was borderline thugish, and I firmly expect a fastball at their back. At the very least.

Tree Newt said...

Gomes is bush league, going after Coco like that. If Beckett doesn't do it, I'll be Pap will.

This is why they shouldn't have gotten rid of crazy Julian.

Tex said...

i have to say i thought i saw Trot in that fight for a second. just wasnt the same without him.

but Coco is a man of many faces.

Tex said...

oh my heart...if Taz woulda still been there...most DEFINITE he woulda been ejected and suspended!!!

Ted D said...

Bats**t would have LOVED this, Mattie.

Gomes is a school yard bully, and so is Crawford. Lester showed some serious stones throwing behind Iwamora and at Crawford and is taking his suspension in stride.

These are the times where I miss The Original Dirt Dog; you just know Trot would have been gently reminding Gomes face of Basball 101.

Ted D said...

Tex, Taz would have cleaned house.

No question about it.

Tex said...

yah he woulda been just giving them "information"

Ted D said...

Let's not forget The Hebrew Hammer who loved a good fight.

Gabe would have sent Gomes to the ER.

How bizarre is it The Mayor got a 3 game rip?

I hope he at least got his money's worth.

Tex said...

instead of nice finish last...nice guys take care of sh*t

Ted D said...

Tex, I love the fact Casey, in his first year here, was out there throwing down. I'm not the biggest fan of the fighting, but if you're gonna do it, at least do it right.

Casey was trying to protect Coco, and if he got a good shot or two in against Shields?

All the better.

Tex said...

yep. I leave tomorrow for New Mexico for a conference. be back on wednesday. i only hope that ill have good reception cos im bringing my laptop

Ted D said...

Safe travels, Tex.

And you gotta bring the laptop with you. How else are you going to stay in the loop?

Krystle [RSO] said...

I can only imagine Trot "giving information" to Gomes and Gabe putting him in a headlock.

That is all.

Rakes knows that the UPS truck gives him toys and stuff. That my friend is awesome =]!

Ted D said...

Krystle, Trot would have dropped Gomes where he stood. And yeah, Rakes thinks the UPS man is some version of Santa Claus!

Good luck on graduation this week.

Tex said...

UPS men are HOT. oh wait...wrong thread :)

Stacy said...

Coco was fierce looking heading for the mound. Glad the boys put the Rays in their place.

BTW, I'm with you; I think Manny was upset with Youk because he let the Santa secret slip out. :)

Ted D said...

Tex, you kill me. ;)

Stacy, he was ready to throw down for sure. Thanks for helping with Ciera today, btw.