Did you bet on the Rays like I told you to do yesterday? Easy money. I told you we were going to win. Mom and I were there. One way or another, we were going to get the A’s.
I could not have expected such complete dominance though-6-0. Young Matt Andriese in his second start of the year held the A’s to two hits in his first career complete game shut-out. He flirted with a Maddux. This also marked the end of a very long streak for Oakland. They had not been shut-out for 57 games, the longest streak in the majors. I may just be a witch after all, ha!
I lost my shit at this double play. Thank you Baltimore! I love Steve Pearce!
It felt electric there last night–perhaps atomic?
The Trop does look like a stadium after a nuclear fall-out. She’s not pretty, but she’s mine. If you need pretty places to have a good time, you’re spoiled rotten. I like my dive bar stadium.
h/t clydeserra for pointing this out to me. I saw the out but missed the exchange:
Souza Jr. as my favorite Ray is looking like a great choice. 🙂
As I mentioned, I was at the game with my mother, and we had the best time.
Every two strike count, we were cheering for our young pitcher. Every tough out, we were close to the dugout: “Next time!” I am a big believer in positive reinforcement. Even for Hank Conger. The older gentleman sitting next to us, his season tickets, loved it. They knew the people whose seats we had. “They are on vacation, good people.” I said, “Tell them we took good care of their seats.” At one point, I got up for my usual beer and hot dog. Mom, hot dog and water. Next guy over said, Cuban sandwich. Next guy over said,”Bud Light, please.” I laughed and recited the order. I got everyone what they wanted. The ladies next to me were upset. “You didn’t take our order!” Hey, they could’ve spoken up. The people were stunned I brought them back what they asked for. It was so cool to see their faces. I said, just pay it forward. I said, “Wait, you’re not Oakland fans, right? I need to take it all back if you are.” My generosity has limits.
Later, we found out it was not only Fedora hat give away night, and it is cute, it was also Teacher Appreciation Night. There were a lot of Pinellas County teachers in attendance. I am a huge fan of teachers. It’s a largely thankless job that they do because… they care? I can sometimes even barely stand my own two progeny –they drive me so insane. These people care for our children as if they are their own for hardly any money. They sang the 7th inning stretch:
Whenever I have a teacher for a patient, I thank them. They thank me for being a nurse, it’s a big thankfest.
At one point, the cavalry headed to the bullpen, lead by Alex Colome. I said loudly enough for him to hear, “Para la gente!” It’s a rallying cry for Dominicans. “For the people.” He stopped, turned, looked at us, and put his fist in the air. It was so cool! We had a substantial lead. I was hoping we wouldn’t be seeing him last night.
The game had a dance party on the field after the game. Time to celebrate and dance!
I danced with a handsome, sharply dressed 3 year old. Long sleeved red button down shirt, slacks. He looked ready for the disco. The kid could move. I complimented the mom on his outfit and she said, “He likes to dress up!”
Mom asked, “Can we do another game? That was so much fun.” I said, “Yes, soon. I promise.” I think Prince wrote “When Doves Cry” about my mother (“maybe you’re just like my mother, she’s never satisfied”), so to see her happy was a real treat.
Honestly, I have no clue what happened in baseball yesterday so fill me in! I feel so out of the loop right now. Give me the details! Let me guess–the Cubs won? I’m psychic! 🙂
Total digression and complaint regarding the Cubs and espcifically, Anthony Rizzo. He stars in a new commercial for MLB.tv app. In it, he shows how useful the is. You can watch your game on your electronic device while you are in the shower. I do this too. The problem? Rizzo is showering in full uniform. What is up with that? How can I properly objectify him if is he is fully dressed? Take it off. Who showers fully dressed? Crazy people. That is some bullshit, MLB. Throw us straight ladies and gay men a bone here…
In all seriousness, it is a great app, even if you don’t have the MLB.tv package. There is so much information and data, it will blow your mind.
Honestly, how breathtakingly beautiful was this woman? She still looks good.