Saturday, October 06, 2007

I'm tired and disappointed … but ultimately grateful

It was a bright afternoon and a clear, lovely night. Ernie Banks threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Ron Santo sang during the 7th Inning Stretch, so I relived the glory days of my Cub fan girlhood. I ate Cracker Jack and a hot dog and drank two beers. I saw Kerry Wood pitch in the post season. We waited around for Lou Pinella doff his cap at the fans in the stands. I was there.

No, it didn't end the way I wanted it to. I resent the Diamondbacks and the Rockies both for being so nouveau and yet still doing so well. (It would be easier to take if was the Phillies who prevailed, it simply would.) From this moment on, I'm pulling for the Red Sox.

I wanted this badly and the roller coaster of emotions has left me exhausted. I'm one of the 41,000+ who entered the park with high hopes and left broken hearted (and that doesn't count the countless millions throughout Chicagoland who feel the same way). But this season has been a party. I'm not prepared to say "Wait till next year" yet because I'm still looking back at all the entertainment and happiness this team gave me this year.

2 comments:

  1. It just doesn't seem right when the younger teams get in.
    Welcome to Red Sox Nation where we are cautious fans in October.

    Thanks for the trip to Tea's blog, love the Jenny 11 reference. Do you think I can get George and the boys to help me?

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  2. At least the D'Backs have some history of winning when in the playoffs. I wish the Phils did not get swept, but it was still a good year. And now to join Jenny McB with my Red Sox love

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