The Human Fan Condition (Twins versus Phillies -- Games 60-62)
by, 06-13-2013 at 10:49 PM (281 Views)
Twins vs. Phillies
Run(s) Scored (Twins 3 Phillies 2—Game 60)
When my team is at bat, I add up all the players and figure out how many runs could’ve gone on the scoreboard. I assume the highest number possible.
But when it’s the other team . . .
As soon as “Run(s) scored” appears on my smartphone screen all sounds around me cease. I can hear my heart beat. I don’t even count up how bad the damage could be. I just assume infinity.
Somehow, despite seemingly being on the mount for all but four minutes of the baseball game, PJ Walters got out of two of those soul-stopping” Run(s) scored” announcements with the minimum amount of damage and Justin Morneau smacked a single to take the game.
By the way, we were watching a zombie movie called Warm Bodies last night. When the movie wanted to up the young-and-innocent-love factor, they showed the lovers visiting a ballpark.
I think I’ve said this before. In the even of a zombie apocalypse, baseball is our only hope.
The Old Man Snuggle (Twins 4 Phillies 3 – Game 61)
The Twins came from behind and won.
I’m not going to lie. I didn’t even give this game a chance.
I went to bed early because I’m old and cranky and totally felt like it.
It was great, too. Quiet and peaceful. The wife stayed up watching TV so I had the whole bed to myself.
That’s a lie. I had two small cats with me who didn’t take up a small amount of room, but I didn’t mind. And then the wife came to bed and I gave her the third of bed space she’s used to.
When I was in my early twenties, this would have felt like surrender. Now, it feels like Christmas.
The present came when I got up in the morning, checked my text messages, and saw the good guys won.
Not a bad way to start a morning.
Deckstravaganzapalooza Gala (Twins 2 Phillies 3 – Game 62)
The Twins came up with a lead in the downhill innings, then gave it right back and spun around in strikeout circles until the game was over and the Twins lost.
Two out of 3 and all that.
Rough game ending for the Twins Deckstravaganza outing, where Twins bloggers and social media types get out on the Budweiser deck to watch the game.
First, I gotta say that someday I WILL get up to the Budweiser deck.
Secondly, I gotta wonder if all of us who type and tweet would give it all up for a chair at the barbershop or a booth at the local restaurant where the baseball talk flows without the aid of technology.
Would we still do all of this if we knew a place where everybody knows our name and they’re always glad we came?
I mean, what are YOU doing with all the free time you’ve saved because you knew how to handle technology?
Nothing against the Deckstravaganza – I’d love to go someday. And I love meeting minds in this great big world of blogging.
I guess, after a loss and busted sweep, I just need a hug and an album by The Cure.