Sunday, June 05, 2005

Quite a busy weekend, as we suddenly veered from cold and rainy to hot and sunny. We even went to the pool today, and the kids had a blast there.

The highlight of the weekend was R.'s "bridge" ceremony, where she graduated from Daisies to Brownies Girl Scouts. She's really into the whole Girl Scout's thing and she's looking forward to Brownies next year. Her eyes really lit up when she heard the leader say that Brownies go camping! I, of course, consider "roughing it" to be no cable TV.

J. also had two baseball games this weekend, the next to last week of the season. He's really growing to love the game, and he's really working hard on getting the fundamentals down.

Last night A. and I took our second annual trip to the Pawsox luxury box at McCoy Stadium. Much more affordable than a Fenway box, we rented a large box this year and had 30 people there. There was good company, ballpark food (hot dogs and hamburgers and such) and even a great ending to the game. The Pawsox were down 5-4 going into the bottom of the 9th, thanks to Pawsox first baseman Roberto Petagine Bucknering a hard grounder right through his legs in the 7th inning with the bases loaded, leading to 3 unearned runs. In the last of the 9th, Luis Figueroa led off with a home run to tie the game. The Pawsox managed to get 2 men on with two out, and then Justin Sherrod hit a walkoff three-run homer to win the game! A great ending that sent the big crowd of 10,733 home happy.

Thanks to The Hey for arranging the box again this year!

Today J. and I went to a card show in Marlborough and I got two more autographs on my Pawsox All-Time Team card set - Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd and Marty Barrett. Both of these guys were members of the ill-fated 1986 American League Champions, and it was cool to get to meet them. I've now got 11 of the 30 cards in the set autographed.

Finally, the interesting fact of the day. With the Washington Nationals win over the Florda Marlins today, they are 1/2 game up in 1st place in the N.L. East. This marks the latest point in the season a Washington-based team has been in first place since the 1933 Washington Senators! Now, of course there hasn't been a team in Washington since 1971, but that's still 38 years when there was a team. Pretty amazing.


At 2:26 PM, Blogger The Hey said...

>>Thanks to The Hey for arranging the box again this year!<<

It was totally my pleasure.


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