Sunday, April 22, 2007

Game On!!

Ahh, what a wonderful sun filled, spring like weekend in late April. The great Nor'Easter of 2007 has departed, the cleanup has begun, the water is running again, the electricity has been returned and the Sox are playing the Yankees once again. Life is slowly returning to normal.

While in Maine, the storm was powerful and damaging, yet once the power had been restored, you missed the quietness that fell over the island, the impromptu neighborhood pot luck meals that broke out wherever there resided a propane stove and the very early retreats to bed to get warm under the extra layers of covers. You don't miss the 47 degree temps in your house, hauling water for the toilet flush, trying to keep a fire going while 50 mph winds are trying to take down your chimney and smiling while eating the same pot of stew for the 4th night. But, storms end, the sun reappears, chainsaws tackle fallen trees, tarps are nailed down on barren roofs where once shingles resided, smiles reappear and the island begins to pull itself together.

Like little children, we all danced when the electricity reappeared just in time for the weekend series with the Yankees. Nothing reflects normalcy more than viewing the frothing fans of Fenway as our beloved Townies score 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th Friday night to overtake and beat the damnable Yankees. Nothing reflects normalcy more than viewing once again the frothing fans of Fenway as Beckett bends the bad guys and Super'bon stares them down from beneath his low browed cap and blows em away in the 9th to take game 2. Nothing reflects normalcy more than counting the hours until tonight's game with Mr. K taking the mound trying to take three straight. Yes, it's only April but it's the Yankees. Nothing else matters more than erasing the stain of the last series held at Fenway in '06. Matters not the month, only the results!!

Keep those rays of sun coming; we need all we can get and oh ya, A-Rod, enjoy your latest title of "Mr. April"--priceless.


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