Sunday, September 11, 2005

OK, so Tuesday wasn't my last baseball game of the season. On the spur of the moment yesterday, I decided to take the kids to see game three of the Brockton Rox divisional playoff against the Capitales de Quebec. The Rox were on the edge of elimination, down 2-0 in the series. As an added enticement, "Oil Can" Boyd was starting for the Rox.

We had a great time at the game, but it wasn't a good night for the Can or for the Rox. Boyd was out of the game after 3 innings, having given up six runs, including a grand slam in the 1st. The Rox ended up dropping the game 13-5, eliminating them from the post season. Quebec goes on to play Worcester in the Can-Am League finals.

We didn't have much luck in Brockton this year, as the Rox lost the two games we saw by a combined score of 32-7. They may not let us back in if this keeps up next year!

The Sox lost an amazing pitchers duel today, as Randy Johnson beat Tim Wakefield 1-0. Both pitchers had amazing days (The Big Unit struck out 8, while Wake K'd 12). The difference in the game was a home run in the 1st inning by Jason Giambi that just snuck inside the foul pole in right field.

The Sox lost 2 out of 3 over the weekend, but lead the Yankees by 3 with 21 games to go. In prior years this would have given rise to lots of angst among the citizens of Red Sox Nation. Not this year. After finally beating the Yankees and winning the World Series last year, people aren't waiting for the Sox to inevitably fail anymore. It's a real change in attitude for Sox fans.

Tomorrow is my surgery. I'm looking forward to getting this over with. I'll be staying at Mass General overnight, then back home on Tuesday sometime. The two worst things about surgery from last time; getting up from the anasthesia is no fun. I felt groggy for about a day afterwards. The other thing was the IV fluids they pumped into me overnight made me have to get up and pee about every 90 minutes. I'll post and let you know how I am either Tuesday night of Wednesday.


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