Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Boy, what a great weekend this was! The temperatures dropped into the subzeros, and I spent the entire time studying for a biology final that I still think I did poorly on. MAJESTIC.
And the Lions, of course, did what the Lions do. See yesterday's blog for the sad, sad details.
Anyways, it was Monday night. For good or for ill I had finished the biology test, and that was that for the semester. All I wanted to do was sit back, dick around online, and watch the Patriots play some good football. A little balm for my wounded football-fan soul. Maybe a miracle would happen in Baseball Land and 'Tek would accept arbitration or something.
Instead, what do I get?
Bye, Cabby. You were funny, you were enthusiastic, you had those ridiculous at-bats where you would hack at all the wrong balls and then send one over the Monstah. You helped an entire Nation get over the Nomar debacle. Watching you do your little dances with Pokey was inexpressibly delightful.
Thanks for everything. I'll miss you, and Boston will miss you. Best of luck with the Angels, I'll be rooting for you.
Bye, Dave Roberts. Dammit. This is hard. I really got attached to you, even if you were only on the team for a short time and were a bench player for most of it. It's possible that you ended up being the single most important bench player in the history of the Boston Red Sox. If you don't come in and make that run, if you don't steal that base, we have no hardware to hoist. Whenever I saw you coming off the bench I would get excited, because it was just that much fun watching you run the bases.
I hear tell that you grew up in San Diego a huge Padres fan, so you're really excited to play there. You'll also be starting, which you wouldn't have done here, so I guess that was incentive. I'm glad you're going somewhere you'll be happy.
Thanks for everything. I'll miss you, and Boston will miss you. Best of luck with the Padres, I'll be rooting for you.
*wipes little tears from eyes*
And, wouldn't you know, on top of that we get this.
29-28. Dolphins over Patriots.
And you know, the horrible thing is, if it had been almost any other team in the NFL, I would have been so happy for the Fins. I would have loved to see them win against the Steelers, or the Colts, or the Chargers, or any other top-ranked AFC team. Did it have to be the Patriots? I know they're still going to the playoffs, but on top of the Sox losing two of their most fun players (even if we knew Cabrera was going as soon as we signed Edgah Renteriah) and especially on the heels of that most hideous of Lions losses...
Let's just say that this was not what I needed right now.