Monday, April 12, 2010

Surprisingly Good Day

The unexpected sun, unusually delicious homebrew, and an impromptu party on the porch with the game blasting on the radio made for a surprisingly good day.

Not as shocking- following the game on the radio is difficult for a pinkhat. Everything needs to be described, including the powder blue of the Royals' jerseys and the way Jacoby Ellsbury limped off the field clutching his ribs. (I saw the replay and the commentators did a great job describing his collision with Adrian Beltre.) Following the play-by-play and keeping track of which player the commentators were talking about was pretty difficult with the distraction of our little party.

One thing I did learn about pitching... the Sox went through Clay Buckholz, Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez, Daniel Bard, and Jonathan Papelbon yesterday. As the closer, Papelbon is only used when games are really close. The Sox were ahead all game, and at one point the score was 8-3. Bard is used as his "set-up man". Wearing out that many pitchers in one game has implications for tonight's game, as well as the games for the rest of the week.

Listening to the commentators fill the space between pitches helped me gain this new appreciation. That's one reason to try listening to the game on the radio again.

The sunshine, beer, and porch are a few others.

1 comment:

  1. Baseball on the radio reminds me of summer! I love it. I love to listen intently and celebrate every victory. Although I must admit, radio baseball turned down low is very relaxing to me and can lead to contented catnaps. = )