Earlier this week I was chatting with my dad about the upcoming interleague series and he, who apparently pays more attention to the National League than I do, was lamenting that the Red Sox drew the first place Milwaukee Brewers while the Yankees were going to play the not-so-hot Chicago Cubs. He worried that the Yankees would steamroll over the Cubs while the Red Sox might have a little trouble with the Brewers. Yesterday, while watching the Yankees and Cubs with him, he explained that he just wanted the Yankees to lose the first game and the Re Sox to win and then the rest of the weekend would be less stressful for him.
Yes, even with the Red Sox in first place, the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry stresses my father out. Gotta love him.
So the Yankees losing and the Red Sox winning has given my father comfort with the 2.5 game lead the Sox now have over New York. I’m sure John Lackey was happy he could help my dad out.
I spent the last hour or so of the game at the emergency room last night. I’m fine. Might or might not have a piece of glass lodged in my foot (the might not would be, had a piece of glass in my foot, got it out but the area is still irritated to the point it hurts to walk on it). Hanging in an ER for over an hour, getting x-rays and expecting to get results only to be told “I don’t want to go digging around and mess up your foot”…was disappointing to say the least. I came out of it with a tetanus shot, some antibiotics and a still pained foot. But at least I got to watch the Red Sox hammer away at the Brewers while I was waiting. (Because it was a relatively slow night there, one of the ER nurses kept coming over to ask the score…it occurs to me that women more often than men ask me about baseball and sports in general when I’m out and about. Don’t know if that means anything but I found it interesting.)
Today’s game has turned into tonight’s game (something I am selfishly happy about because I have plans not related to sports this afternoon and would have missed the game live otherwise) so Bruins fans can take over the city for a few hours. If you are one of those fans, congratulations, have fun and stay safe!