Tuesday, September 04, 2007

This and that....

Well, apparently I taunted the baseball gods with my broom post because the Phillies have lost every game since. I even took down my Phillies flag and put up the American flag to fix things. Didn't work. I think the godawful pitching situation is finally sinking them. It looks like they're going to do what they've done every season in recent memory: have an okay spring training (MM's hopes rise), bad April (MM's hopes fall), great middle of the season (MM's hopes rise again!), turdy autumn (MM's hopes fall), get reeeeaaallllly close to the wild card spot (MM's hopes rise again!), and then fall short by one game (thunk. MM's hopes fall again....until next spring....)

Gus and I went to a Camden Riversharks game for a birthday party on Sunday. Can I just say that this was the most beautiful baseball park I've ever been in?! I don't think this does it justice, but you get an idea:

Look - you even get an occasional Patco High Speed Line train going by! I would have enjoyed the game more if our seats had been up there in the shade. Our seats were in the front row right next to the dugout, which thrilled the boys but of course made Nervous Momogus Nellie fret about her precious boy being knocked unconscious by a screaming line drive foul ball. The Riversharks and the Somerset Patriots (managed by Sparky Lyle, of all people) couldn't manage much in the way of screaming line drives, so I only kept a vigilant watch on left-handed batters. Even though it was not a really hot day, I baked in the sun for a couple of innings like a bad peach cobbler and so left my son to his fate and took refuge up in the shade with a corn dog and some lemonade for half an inning and took that picture.

Anyway, it was an absolutely gorgeous place to see a game. I wish that it was a true minor league game so you could speculate on who would be called up and who was a future star and all that, but they're Independent League so all you can do is ooh and aah about all the former major leaguers who are managers (Sparky Lyle, Rick Wise, Joe Ferguson, Glen Murray, Bud Harrelson).

I finished this little sweater for my sister's sister-in-law's new baby Trevor. I am ambivalent about the little "t". I think it is adorable in theory, but not necessarily in fact:

Momogus Knits Basic Baby Pullover and Basic Baby Hat (shameless plug) in Plymouth Dreambaby. I'm going to send it off as it is, because I'm tipping toward thinking the T is okay and also because picking out duplicate stitch is a pain in the patootie.

Tomorrow: First day of school. Ahhhhh..............


Blogger Liz K. said...

I like the "t." I think it is cute. Maybe if it were in a bit of a darker color...it looks like you were trying to pick up a color from the variegation, but it looks like it needed more contrast.

2:45 PM  
Blogger diana said...

liz - yes, I think you've hit the nail on the head! It was kind of an impulsive thing. I tried it in white (which I had lying around) first, and it looked icky. Then I tried it in the blue (which I had lying around), and it looked, well, less icky. I don't have anything darker in that weight and don't want to buy a new ball for the 3 yards it takes. I'll plan better next time.

2:50 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

The ballpark looks cool -- I love that the bridge goes over it.

4:44 PM  
Blogger diana said...

cg - I wanted to post another picture of the center/rightfield area - there's a huge bridge tower that just LOOMS over the field. It was SO COOL. I want to marry Campbell's Field!!

6:46 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I think you'd be very happy together!

4:06 PM  

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