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When Did I Become Thirty?
or "Wait, there are people who were born in 1994?!"
*sigh* 
17th-Oct-2004 01:43 am
Calnhobbes
It's amazing, really, how lying in bed staring into the darkness can make one think...

I realized tonight, about 20 minutes ago, as i piled myself dejectedly into bed, how much the story of the red sox echoes my own life...

The beautiful highs, the awful lows, those moments where you feel you've got yourself to a point where absolutely nothing can go wrong, and then you turn a corner and run smackdab into a brick wall.

In baseball, that brick wall is usually painted navy blue and has a white, swastika-esque NY on it.

In life, that brick wall takes many forms, be it a friend you thought was more than a friend, that job interview you thought you nailed, the one that got away, or the one you never got in the first place, there's ways to get past that wall, get over that wall, bust through that wall.

If there was ever a team who could muster the balls to come back from a 3-0 deficit and take a best-of-seven series, it's the boston red sox. And that's why I love them. I mean, look at 'em, they're a bunch of degenerate hacks who can't come through in the clutch...just like me.

They're perennial losers, just like me

And yet, you always have faith in the losers. From the first day of Spring Training, to the last at-bat of game 162, you always have faith that somehow, some way, they're gonna get their shit together and pull it out.

"This" is the year, "This" will always be the year, but it's the year that never was.

From here on out it's win or go home

Personally, I'd rather win...

Go Sox, you are my team

Hell, maybe now i'll be able to get some sleep...i got out of bed to write this sumbitch...

p.s. my apologies for disappearing earlier, to those of you with whom i was chatting
Comments 
17th-Oct-2004 12:00 am (UTC)
3-0 is verrrrrrrry unlikely to come back from, but not impossible. Consider this: if Lowe somehow manages to outduel El Duque tomorrow, Pedro will pitch Game 5 and Schilling quite possibly could be back for Game 6. Those are definitely winnable games. Like I said before, until the last out of the fourth loss is recorded, I'm not giving up on 'em.
17th-Oct-2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
amen, brotha
17th-Oct-2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
I love how you can relate your life to something like that. Wish I was that creative. No wait, I can relate my life to a cardboard box, because I, too, am empty. Lol. God, that was so deep. *snaps his fingers*
17th-Oct-2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
awww *smooch*
18th-Oct-2004 05:58 am (UTC)
*wipes the spit off his cheek* Eww, a slobbery one. Lol.
18th-Oct-2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
oof, sorry bout that
19th-Oct-2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Don't let it happen again. Lol.
19th-Oct-2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
you change names more often than madonna changes religions :-P
19th-Oct-2004 04:02 pm (UTC)
everyone in new england can relate to the sox, theyre our lives more often then not. they echo us more then we echo team. thats why they are our team.
19th-Oct-2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
amen
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