October baseball: “Hey Jimmy, got a light?”

I love me some Boston Red Sox, but I must admit I just cannot get enough of the Detroit Tigers coaching staff. I mean, look at them.

World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 2

Yeah, yeah, yeah, calm down already. I know Jim Leyland’s the gen-u-INE article, a real old time baseball man. And I’d be lying if I said I’m not a tad concerned that his pitching staff is going to pants my Red Sox hitters while the Detroit line-up administers a collective swirlie to Lester and company; however, I feel I must point something out. The Detroit coaches, to a man, look like those guys you see sitting at the bar every afternoon down at the Blarney Rose knocking back Falstaffs and bumps, sucking on Lucky Strikes and mopping up plates of greasy corned beef and cabbage with wads of Wonderbread.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Game 3 in the Motor City on Tuesday. In Lackey (and the bullpen) we trust. Go Sox!


About WSW

Writer, wife, mother. Toiler in the bottomless, black, soul-sucking coal mine of domestic life. Thank God for the portable bar.

Posted on October 14, 2013, in Sports and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. You’re a Red Sox fan in NY? You’re a much braver woman than I thought, Wendie.

  2. Falstaffs and bumps? Wazzat?

  3. Wendie, don’t give up. As a dual Mets and Sox fan I’ve felt the elation of making it to the post season and the agony of following a team that not only resided in the NL East cellar but paneled and carpeted it. Go Sox and knock a Narragansett back for me.

    • Oh the joys of the Nasty-gansett. Haven’t seen one since college, but I definitely knocked a few back — I believe you could get them for 50 cents a can at better house parties back int he day.

  4. I wouldn’t mess with that bunch for sure!!

    Go Sox. Unbelievable game!!! ( forgive my overuse of exclamation points)

  5. And may I add, thank God we can have a few days on prime time looking at Baseball instead of football!

    • I’m happy with either, but I especially love this, the magic time in the sporting year. All four major sports are going at once if you count pre-season basketball, which I do. Wretched excess is a wonderful thing.

  6. The Sox certainly made a great comeback last night!

  7. I am obliged to say Go Tigers.

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