Monthly Archives: February 2011

Super Bowl Sunday? Nah. MLB Monday.

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I crawled out of hibernation this morning and noticed a few things:

*It’s sunny.  And warm.  The sky is deep blue and cloudless.  Then I read that the Bay Area has some of the best weather in the country right now.

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*The cherry trees are blooming

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*I kind of want a Chrysler.  And I kind of want to move to Detroit.  Easy, I said, “kind of”.  As in “very sort of”.  No immenent (or Eminemt) plans right now or anything.

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* Super Bowl Sunday is finito.

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And that can all only mean one thing:

It’s MLB Monday.

You can whoop right about now.

We’ve have just about made it out of the offseason alive and I see light at the end of the tunnel.

Giant, sunny weather cheers!

::clinks orange juice glass::

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I’ve Always Disliked Zoos…

…and human zoos?  Well.  Those are the worst.

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That is an SF Chronicle photo.  I told you it was a zoo.  Literally.  People behind bars.

I can’t personally testify though.  I had an unfortunate scheduling conflict which brought me into San Francisco, just a few miles away from the park but occupied me for most of the hours of FanFest.  I was planning to stop by and check it out for a few minutes, but as the day progressed I realized it wasn’t really a check-it-out situation.  As I listened to the radio driving in, I kept hearing, “if you are not already in line, do not come!  Repeat, do not come!”  And reading on Facebook afterwards there were a lot of people who waited for hours and didn’t get in or got in and were disappointed.  So I ate my avocado sandwich (avocado sandwiches are really good, for the record.  Really good.) on a bench and watched the parades of people and orange and black.  And later got to drive behind them on the freeway.  I might as well have been at the event.  I mean, I was there for the traffic.

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Anyway.  If any of you were there, do share, beautiful people.  I am curious to hear some firsthand accounts.

Lastly, this post is for the guy with the Best Accent in Baseball.  He also cracked my Best Dressed MLB’er list, in this outfit.

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I am still in shock about Andy Pettitte announcing his retirement.  He is one of the reasons I fell in love with the game of baseball and I will miss him- and yes, his accent- a lot.  Tipping my white beanie to him.

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My Night at the Staples Center & Things I Learned At My First Basketball Game

I’ve never been to a basketball game.  I went to my little brother’s rec league game once but the gym was dirty and I couldn’t bring myself to go back (nice supportive sister, I know).  But my grandfather here in Los Angeles has Clippers season tickets and invited my brother to go with him to a game.  I decided to tag along.  It was way, way fun.  We were ten rows back, close enough that we could hear them shouting and their shoes squeaking.

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My brother was showing Clippers pride.  My clothing was non-partisan.  The pictures with me in them are all a little odd because I am the only person in my family who knows how to use our camera.  Fail.

I ended up rooting for the Bucks because they’re from Milwaukee and I have Brewer sympathies and because they looked sort of dismal and I felt badly for them.

So.  Things I Learned At My First Basketball Game

*It smells like room freshener.  Or maybe it’s just some gross perfume that is trendy in LA right now that everyone was wearing. 

*There are evil guys in suits who sit on the sidelines.  They are plotting against you.  Beware.

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*They can turn the lights out.  That. Is. So. Freaky.

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*The cheerleaders- excuse me, dancers- change outfits a tremendous amount.  Is the person who planned their routines schizophrenic or something?

*The Staples Center seemed much more enthusiastic about the Lakers than the Clippers.   Understandably so.

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*But they do adore Blake Griffin.  That is understandable too.

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*And they seem to adore knocking over Carlos Delfino.  He must have gotten knocked to the ground five or six times.  He is my new favorite player.  Poor guy.

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Seeing all those fans, so into their team made me miss my team all the more.  Baseball season is coming, but not soon enough!

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Final score: Clippers, 105, Bucks, 98.  And no, I do not bring Milwaukee teams bad luck when I go root for them.  Just to clear that up.

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p.s.  It’s sunny here.  And there are lots of pools.  Sorry, people in monster storms.

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