“This game is really long.” That was Helaine a few minutes ago.
Baseball games usually run about three hours. The Phillies’ season is only an hour and a half old. Just four innings into 2013 and there’s already trouble.
Cole Hamels, the Phillies ace, has given up four runs to the Atlanta Braves. Philly bats have been mainly silent.
I’m willing to watch for love of the game alone, but I’d much rather follow the Phillies on a pennant chase.
Last year’s injuries have healed. Only Carlos Ruiz is missing tonight, suspended 25 games after failing two drug tests for Adderall.
I know, there’s plenty more baseball tonight and all season. It’s just too easy to be a pessimist after last year. And there’s no doubt, when it comes to baseball pessimism rules!
Gotta run. The Phils just loaded the bases. Maybe I’m writing too soon?
I assume ESPN has producers who do what she’s doing (not as well) and get paid for it. It doesn’t eat at them as it eats at her.
It’s been well established we’re Phillies fans. I’m home tonight and sitting with Helaine here at MLB’s Connecticut hub. The Phils video is on the computer. In another window the little dots representing the Atlanta Braves are prancing around. On the big TV we’ve got the MLB network playing.
My wife has conjured most of this configuration. Impressive. I assume ESPN has producers who do what she’s doing (not as well) and get paid for it. It doesn’t eat at them as it eats at her.
“Cole Hamels just tweeted ‘FML’.” That’s Helaine.
Then she admitted she actually didn’t really have Twitter on. She was now in full worry mode as the Phils had allowed a 10-0 lead to become a 10-6 led. All of a sudden the insurmountable is surmountable!
I’m a fan. She’s a fanatic… or more aptly for the Phillies a Phanatic.
I have becoming a bigger fan, a more knowledgeable fan under Helaine’s tutelage. Baseball’s more exciting this way and this year’s National League East and Wild Card races are crazily close and very exciting.
The Phils lead the Braves by ½ game! They play each other six times before the season’s over. It could very well go down to the last game.
This game’s over. Phils win. Helaine can go to sleep.
She doesn’t anguish each game. She anguishes each pitch!