… but I try not to, I really do … as I, for example, watch Cliff Lee pitch a gem of a shut-out (and the Phillies beat the Nats). It’s beginning to look like they have a pattern going … winning the series after scaring me by losing the first game. I can live with that. They did it versus the Braves and Mets, and now the Nationals … after sweeping the Astros to start the season.
We’ll see if this continues to hold true, as they start a home stand against the Marlins tonight (and just to be clear, I wouldn’t mind at all if they went wild and won tonight … so long as the rest of the pattern persists).
This morning as I was messing around checking out the news (something I have been doing less of lately) I noticed that the Bulls have a chance to really make a run in the playoffs this year – surprising lots of NBA fans, especially those rooting for teams like the Celtics, Lakers, and Heat. Since I don’t keep up a whole lot with the NBA, I’m very happy to annoyingly step in at the end and start rooting for a surprising underdog team. (And one that has Joakim Noah on it [a player that I like from his Florida days] to boot!) A Spurs-Bulls final would make me very happy, as I suspect it would Gator fans, as they’d get to see former Gators Noah and Matt Bonner take the court against each other. Pretty cool!
Then there’s hockey, where, of course, I am rooting for the Flyers (who lost to Buffalo last night). Hopefully they’ll turn that around.
I know that all this baseball, basketball, hockey stuff is totally pissing Alice-the-Elder off, and for that I sincerely apologize. I am my father’s daughter – so there you go! :-)
Is an apology less meaningful when one has no intention of changing? Hmmmm. Perhaps. if I ever become introspective again, I will think/write about that.
But before I sign off I have to share the happy news that, apparently, Chase Utley is progressing in his rehab. Some have speculated that he might be back in two or three weeks. I hope that they give it enough time that he is feeling fine and can sustain his play straight through the World Series. No rush Chase, they’re doing fine – take your time!
PS I am ashamed to say that I missed the WNBA Draft entirely … but you can see the results here. Maya in Minnesota should be fun to watch … and Vandersloot in Chi-town … and … here’s the full draftboard.