You thought I was going to talk about baseball, didn't you? Well, you were right!
Haven't heard from Chuck lately, but right about now he's probably coming close to tearing out what little hair he has left on the top of his head. His team, the Cubbies, is faring the worst of our 'club' as far as this past week's results go. You thought you had it bad, Steven, with your Jays losing six in a row? Chuck's team has lost seven in a row, so stop bemoaning your team's 'annual fate' and saying, "I told you so!"
The only thing worse than a sore loser is a strutting winner, and we've got almost a prime example of a preening peahen in Tammy. Altho both of her teams lost yesterday, at one point very recently her Yankees had won 9 in a row, I think. Right now, they are half a game behind the Blue Jays in the American League East, who are a half game behind the Red Sox. Now that's a tight division!
The Red Sox are my son-in-law's team. Yeah, this is the same person who says he's a big fan but didn't even know when 'Opening Day' was this year and pays very little attention (other than in passing) to baseball until the World Series. To me, that's not a fan at all, but I have to include him in our club anyway because he's 'family'. Family has to be included, right?
Speaking of family, a few years ago when it appeared as tho there was a chance that the Red Sox and Astros would meet in the World Series, my daughter quietly made plans to buy us side-by-side tickets to one of the home games. That would have been fun, wouldn't it? I've never seen him at a baseball game. I wonder how he is? I'm fairly quiet during the games, usually, altho I don't know how ladylike I would have been had that actually occurred. I would probably have been obnoxious as all get out.
Meanwhile, Patrick's team (Braves) has been steadily hanging in there, winning every game they could since the Marlins' sizzling start of over .900 ball and hoping that their efforts would pay off. Sure enough, they're currently tied with the Mets and only one and a half games back of the Phillies for first place in the National League East. Another tight division.
The division I pay most attention to, of course, is the National League Central. That's where my 'suckin'' Astros play. Ho, boy! We're starting a three-game set with the Reds today in Cincinnati. Both teams are 4-6 in their last ten games, but that's where any resemblance ends. The Reds are three games over .500 and the Astros six games under. Unbelievable, eh what?
Do you know who the hottest team in baseball is right now? The San Diego Padres, that's who (National League West)! They're 9-1 in their last ten games, but still seven and a half games out of first place. That honor belongs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had their own torrid streak earlier this month.
---------later----------had almost a 3-hour delay there while my son-in-law came over to try and see what he could do about my printer problems (am not at all sure those are solved - we'll see - was working on-off-on-off-on for him), install my scanner and show me how to work it, plus "we" (mostly "he") did some yard work ... ... sawing off dead branches, weeds and 'suckers' and shaving off some of the old rotted wood from my gate so that the electric company has a little easier access to my back yard ... also, he showed me how to remove that part of the faucet that is either dripping or surreptitiously spraying water everywhere but straight down - was having problems both in the master bath and in the kitchen ---------
ANYhoo, have (since he left) tried to scan a neat photo and had to call him (twice!) because I had not taken good enuf notes when he was here. Have I got the world's best son-in-law, or what? Man, oh man!
Btw, I had him read the first part of this post, and he seemed to think that I had cut his Red Sox short on mention. (So much for being not more than passingly interested, huh?)
Okay, so what's going on today? Well, all of the National League Central teams are playing each other. We are currently getting beaten up on by the Reds (So what else is new?) - a rain delay there in Cincinnati, however, in the 6th inning. St. Louis and Milwaukee are duking it out 0-0 in the 7th, and the Cubs and Pirates are scheduled to play later this evening.
Except for the Blue Jays, who are at present on the low end of a 2-1 score in the 7th at Baltimore, the other teams of interest to our club are all playing outside their division ... same league, but different divisions.
Have a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day, everyone, and I'll talk atcha later!