They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Should go alone more often

I didn't think about asking anybody to go to tonight's Tampa Bay game until it was too late. Rather than upgrading, though, I just ate the ticket and enjoyed the elbow room. Like the Boston game, this one had disaster written all over it. The Diamondbacks had gotten shellacked by TB last night, had Doug Davis on the mound tonight and had never beaten the Devil Rays. Ever. The first pitch of the game was a Tampa Bay home run. It was 3-0, 5-1 then 7-1 bad guys. I thought about leaving several times, but the home team snaked their way back into it. Carlos Quentin, who was in a horrid slump and had been benched the night before in favor of Scott Hairston, had a couple of hits, including a home run and 3 RBI. In the 9th, Tony Clark's pinch hit two run homer tied it up. They failed to finish them off in the 9th, though, so I left, just in time to get in the car and hear Chris Young's game winning walkoff home run. It went from down 7-1 to winning 10-8. The game was over four hours long.

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