Wednesday, October 27, 2004

just one of those days

on this date 18 years ago, jesse orosco threw his glove high up in the air after striking out marty barrett for the last out of game seven in the 1986 world series. the mets were winners and the boston red sox went home incredulous losers. ten year old hong made a lot of whooping noises in her room, where she was watching the game on a tiny portable television, and got yelled at by dad who told her it was past her bedtime.

two decades later, i still love the mets, but tonight i'm going to be rooting for the sox nearly as hard as i'd be if it were the mets in the series. i am a sucker for feel-good stories and this one is the feel-goodest of all. it's a chance for the team to complete the greatest post-season comeback ever.

i want to see 90 year old grandmothers who still score games with shaky handwriting getting embraced by middle aged men with pot bellies and firemen moustaches. i want to see grown men openly weeping in their wives' arms. I want to see men who make $15 million a season be reduced to children, uncontrollaby sobbing with joy. i want to see pedro do another champagne dance, only this time with nelson de la rossa tucked under his pitching arm. i want to see papi lead a victory run around the field. i want to see mark bellhorn, well just because he's kind of cute. ugh, did i just say that? don't you think he looks like rufus wainwright's bad seed brother?

by the way, there's going to be a lunar eclipse tonight.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Listmaker said...

i almost wish the red sox would lose tonight and tomorrow night so they can win it at home on saturday. but i guess i should be careful what i root for.

October 27, 2004 6:02 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

you made jamie cry with that comment.

October 27, 2004 6:12 PM  
Blogger heathalouise said...

So, THAT'S who Bellhorn looks like. It's been bugging me. He is kind of cute, you're not crazy.

I started weeping in the Locust Bar last night when they won. I still am in shock/completely thrilled. Part of me wants to go up to my parents' this weekend and go to the parade...

October 28, 2004 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeremy concurs:
i agree about bellhorn and want to add that i think that one of the cardinals pitchers also looks like a swarthier, eviler rufus wainwright.

October 28, 2004 10:14 AM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

it was unanimously decided last night that doug mienkiewicz is handsome.

October 28, 2004 10:46 AM  

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