Sunday, October 19, 2008

Uh oh.

The thing I've feared in the 7 years of marriage to my husband, the thing that could tear our relationship apart, the thing that I never actually believed could come true.......yes, the Phillies and the Red Sox could both be in the World Series. We are teetering on the brink of marital disaster!

Some background: Matthew grew up down the shore, but he spent summers in Vermont, listening to the Red Sox on the radio. And then he spent 10 years in Boston working and getting his graduate degree. Being a baseball fan to begin with, he was in baseball heaven.

I, on the other hand, have spent my entire life (except for my one year in West Virginia) in Phillies country, the daughter of a rabid fan. I attended the last game at Connie Mack Stadium, the last game at the Vet, the first game at Citizens Bank Park. I bleed Phillies red and nothing else.

So I marry this hybrid Sox/Phillies fan and for years we laugh oh so gaily about what would happen if the Phillies and the Red Sox were in the World Series!! A ha ha! How funny would that be?! But of course it could never happen, right? Right???

Matthew has already said that he's going to root for the Phillies. But it will be TOTALLY ICKY if the Phillies play the Red Sox.

Now of course if the Rays win and then beat the Phillies, you can blame me. But I so totally do NOT want the Phillies to play the Red Sox.

The End.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One reason I enjoy your blog is your love for the Phillies. Now I realize only one of us will be happy tonight. I was resigned to the Rex Sox losing the sixth game last night -- but they didn't, and now I'd really like them to win tonight and make it to the Series. We just need something to think about besides the election and the economy. Good luck.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

This is only one of the many good reasons that we don't want to play to Sox. Ortiz is another. Fenway is another. Boston's recent postseason record....etc. etc.

7:19 PM  
Blogger diana said...

luise - I loved watching the Red Sox win in '04 and '07. I loved Schill and Damon and Big Papi and crazy Manny. I loved Papelbon's demented post-game dance. It's too fraught this year though....

liz - amen, lady!!

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So - we're off to St. Pete, and your marriage is saved. Surprisingly, the veteran Red Sox looked like they were on edge tonight, not the Rays. Poor Jason Varitek couldn't have looked worse, and even your hero Tito looked bad when he had Pedroia running on a 3-2 pitch to a strikeout machine named David Ortiz.
I didn't want us to play Tampa Bay, but that's what it'll be. Go get 'em, Cole!

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Phightin's would have smoked Boston. Tampa Bay worries me a little. I take no comfort that I predicted the Rays' success in spring training (maybe not World Series, but I thought 85-90 wins was very feasible).

9:22 PM  
Blogger diana said...

gg - I love Tek and the Sox, but now peace reigns in North Hills.

ks - you predicted the Rays would be good this year? You need to pick some powerball numbers for me!!

10:09 PM  

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