Vote for Red Sox All Star:
If anyone on the team deserves it, it’s Daniel. He has been no less than amazing this year He would be under Outfielder.
(Note: He’s not listed so you need to write in his name at the bottom of the ballot)
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Some days you win…
…some days you don’t.
Yesterday, I spent quite a few hours watching sports on television. Tennis in particular. Men’s tennis, specifically.
Normally, I don’t go in for the men’s tennis. I don’t know why except I don’t like the track it’s taking with the machismo aspect of their play. Tennis used to feel like a much more “civilized” sport to me, and I enjoyed watching more then. But these days, it’s both the men and the women who have pumped up their bodies (I cannot believe some of them don’t use steroids especially one woman in particular of whom I am no fan and who happened to win the French Open today!). They have ramped up the grunting to ear-piercing noise and that bothers me a lot. Even the men are now into that habit. They must think it makes them sound more manly. It doesn’t.
Tennis I don’t believe was ever meant to be a machismo sport. Hitting a ball over a net… c’mon guys and gals! It’s a great skill to do what you do, but the pumping up and pounding the chest thing is very distasteful to me.
So yesterday I watched two men’s tennis matches. The semifinals. Unlike with most matches I watch, both of the men I was rooting for won. Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer will play each other tomorrow in the French Open Final.
Yay. A good day for me.
The night before that, my baseball team surprised us all by winning the game against the Texas Rangers in the last of the 9th inning when our Big Papi (David Ortiz) stepped up to the plate with 2 outs and 2 men on base, and hit a home run that felt like the last game of a World Series. The score had been tied 3-3, so with his walk-off 3 run home run, we won. We took 2/3 against the Texas Rangers.
So here we are today, all settled in for some more sports.
Tennis at 9 a.m. I arose a little late today, had a toss-and-turn night, and got down here to see the first of the Women’s Finals – SerenaWilliams vs. (my pick of) MariaSharapova.
This is where my luck has changed.
Maria got flounced. 6-4, 6-4.
Now I’m watching Red Sox baseball. We had to cancel last night’s game due to rain, so today they will play a double header at Fenway. The sun is out, it’s a beautiful day for a baseball game. I’m all settled in to my chair, lunch finished, and am watching the game… all should be right with the world.
The Sox are losing to Los Angeles 3-1 so far. Granted it’s only the 4th inning, but still…grrrrr!
Oh, just as I wrote that, an LA player flubbed the ball and we scored another run… yay! it’s 3-2 now… and we still have a man on base and Dustin Pedroia is up.
So that’s all I’ll write. Oh, my favorite player, Daniel Nava, just stole second base!
Hey, my luck might be changing here…
See you later on.
Cheers for the Home Team,