I was all excited when Joe said that we had some seats for the White Sox/Yankees game for Friday night. I knew Clayton Richard was pitching, and being that he has the nicest teeth (and bod) on the team, I was all up for that one. "Chops", as I lovingly refer to him, is just so darned lovely to look at--who wouldn't be excited for this game??
And then some buzzkill pally told me he was traded at the last minute for the 3:00 pm trade deadline. What?! Are you kidding me?? For Peavy, some not-so-cute dude on the disabled list?! What is Kenny Williams (White Sox GM) thinking??! What am I going to be looking at for the rest of the season? Sheesh.
So, we went to the game, excited to see the Yankees play and to finally enjoy a warm summer evening at the ballpark. It wasn't nearly as fun without Chops, but I survived.
Man, it was a crazy night. Five dudes behind us were so freaking schnockered that they were slurring their never-ending curse words and spilling beers on the backs of our legs. Em's sweatshirt sleeve was soaked with beer and my neck hurt from turning around and glaring at the dudes. If they would have dumped a beer on my kid, the party would have been over. They never did, lucky guys.
My boys creamed the Yankees, which was a blessed miracle, but it sure was a wild game. Tons of hits by both sides, home-runs, and a successful double-steal by Pods. There was lots of action both on the field and in the capacity-filled stands. Those Yankee fans are some fans. Wow. I kept wondering if my pally, Joe, The Crotchety Old Man, was watching, but I think he's only got the Stained Glass channel in rehab. I doubt he's got Yankees coverage there.
So, as much fun as we had, I still miss Chops. Em and I had the opportunity to get our photo with him earlier in the year, but I was so smitten, I couldn't even open my eyes. I'm gonna have to Photoshop some eyeballs in on that photo one of these days--if I can figure out how to use it. And in the meantime, I'm gonna have to start watching some Padres games. Sigh.
Goodbye, Chops. It was fun while it lasted.