Friday, May 17, 2013

Day 47: Bruins Win. Red Sox Win. Everyone Wins!

I didn't catch much of the Red Sox game last night, but I did manage to see the most important part. You know... the part when Will Middlebrooks laced a bases loaded double to left field driving in three and taking a 4-3 lead in the top of the 9th. The best part about it was Fernando Rodney's complete implosion in his save attempt (probably because he wears his hat stupid.) The hard-throwing righty walked the bases loaded... so really, he did it to himself. Nice work, Red Sox. Taking two out of three makes me almost as happy as a clean sweep!

Another cool thing that happened at Tropicana Field last night happened during the pre-game festivities involving an Army Lieutenant Colonel who sent his family a message from Afghanistan, where he has been for the past year. Both his wife and daughter were at the game and his daughter was invited onto the field to throw out the first pitch for the USO—or so she thought. Click here to watch the video! I'm such a sucker for crap like this! Baseball has been making me cry a lot lately.

So instead of the Sox, I put on the pink hat and watched the Bruins in Game 1 of their series with the NY Rangers. Yes, I said "pink hat." I like hockey but I don't watch enough of it to call myself a true fan. Sure, I can name a lot of the players and know that Tuukka is spelled with two u's and two k's. And I know I like to say "Tuukka." I also know that Jaromir Jagr is a puck-hogging has-been that needs to call it a friggin' day and retire already.

Hockey is stressful to watch, dammit. I'm not sure there are many sports that get my anxiety level as high as hockey. And if it goes into sudden death overtime, I really have a hard time handling that pressure. (It's almost like I'm on the ice... but I'm not, I'm on my couch.) It's so final—the next goal wins. I'm not sure how the players deal with that stress.

Don't worry, the Bruins won. But they took long enough to do it—over 15 minutes were played in sudden death. My heart can't take that kind of stress. Did you miss the winning goal? Maybe you had to get up early for work this morning. (Sissy.) Here it is...

Seriously. I'm in need of a nice easy Bruins win—next time, ok? Congrats B's!

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