I’m still very much in love with my wife. It’s OK to say it in the blog. I say it to anyone who will listen.
Helaine is beautiful and smart and puts up with (most of) my crap, but there’s more.
She is the ultimate sports fan. When we married, it was her subscription to Sports Illustrated that started coming to the house. Her ‘perfect Sunday’ is sitting home, in her pajamas, watching NFL football – especially the Eagles.
This time of year she’s following the Phillies.
I got the call tonight around 10:45. I answered, but Helaine said nothing. All I could hear was crowd noise. Loud, happy, excited crowd noise.
“Un***kingbelievable,” she finally said.
And then, she asked me to say the phrase. I knew what she wanted.
“Put another one in the win column for the Phightin’ Phils.”
After blowing a lead, then going down by a run in the top of the tenth, Pat Burrell’s walk off homer won the game. Helaine will sleep happy tonight.
She’s a helluva find.
Blogger’s addendum: A regular blog reader somehow got a copy of the radio aircheck from Burrell’s homer. Enjoy!