BOO. This is messed-up.
posted by litlnemo at 04:59 PM on July 03
posted by litlnemo at 11:11 PM on October 20
omg omg omg. Here we go. I am not sure I will live through this.
posted by litlnemo at 10:59 PM on October 20
The only thing that would make me happier than a Red Sox win against the Yankees would be a Mariners win against the Yankees. The whole city of Seattle is cheering the Sox. I saw people in the grocery store watching the game and there was no question -- they weren't Yankee fans. (I'm not lilnemo, I'm litlnemo -- I rarely post here, but I lurk)
posted by litlnemo at 10:45 PM on October 20
(btw -- my username is not a takeoff on lilnemo's -- I've been litlnemo online for 11 years now, including on MeFi. And I do a double take everytime I see a lilnemo post here. C'est la vie.)
posted by litlnemo at 10:46 PM on May 24
I thought about posting this as a FPP the other day, but since I never post on this site I thought it would be best to leave it for others. Doug was a great guy -- smart, funny, and kind. I have many, many fond memories of the man. In the last few years I didn't communicate with him as much as I should have. I wish I'd sent him some more e-mails this year. Damn it. I am just glad that I went to a Mariners game with him last fall and didn't skip it even though the night was cold and rainy and the Mariners were sucking. I would never forgive myself if I had skipped it. At least he was doing what he loved -- road tripping, seeing the great sites of America. That slight comfort is really all there is.
posted by litlnemo at 10:33 PM on May 24
Some of my favorite baseball memories: 1. First major league game, Mariners vs A's, June 11 1977. We lost. It didn't matter. 2. Getting a bat (and not even a broken one) as a birthday present from M's first baseman Danny Meyer in 1979. He sent it up from the dugout after my mom told an usher that it was my birthday and he was my favorite player. (The bat was last seen in the trunk of my ex Joel's car, dammit. Joel! Give it back!) 3. The 1979 All-Star game in the Kingdome. Because I was 14, and, well, it was the All-Star game. 4. During 1978 or 1979, playing the A's, I think -- one player hit a towering pop-fly, and the catcher settled into position and waited... and waited... and then everyone started laughing because they realized the ball was caught in an overhead speaker. The next season the speakers were pulled back further. 5. In the early 80s, vs the Yankees, I think, we had a 7-run comeback in one inning. Still lost the game, but that was a fun game to see in person. 6. In... 1989, I think, my mom and I went down to the Dome and some guy outside was selling his tickets. "What are the seats?" we asked. "Section 101, Row 1" the guy said. "Is that good?" my mom asked me. :) He was selling them for half of the face price. We took 'em, went in, sat down -- on the first base line, first row. Nolan Ryan was pitching against us. He gave up a hit to the leadoff batter, then got better and better as the game went on. From our prime seats, we could see how overpowering he was. That first hit was the only one he gave up all night; it's the closest to a no-hitter I've ever seen. 7. 1995... wow. That whole pennant run and playoff experience was just so much fun. I had playoff tickets and so I was there for that amazing 5th game against the hated Yankees, with the Kingdome louder than anyone could stand. It still gives me chills to remember when we won the game. Afterwards people were dancing in the stands for more than 20 minutes. They played "Shout" over the PA and the place was jumping. Then I got on the bus to go home and the driver said "Everybody rides free tonight! We are celebrating!" and he was singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" at the top of his lungs (good voice, too), while we all waved our M's flags out the windows and all the folks on the street all the way through downtown were honking and cheering. 8. After the final playoff loss that year, when no one wanted to leave the Kingdome, and the fans gave the team a long standing ovation. No one wanted the season to be over, but we were so happy that it had been such a great ride. 9. The playoff game against the White Sox a couple of years ago, won in the bottom of the ninth on a perfect fall afternoon. 10. My first visit to Cooperstown to the Hall of Fame, two years ago this week. I could come up with more, but I will spare you. Oh, wait -- one more: 11. 1987 -- My one and only visit to Wrigley Field, where I sat in the outfield bleachers in June, on a wonderful day with the temperatures in the low 80s. The Cubs beat the Pirates with a walk-off home run in the 9th, if I recall correctly.
posted by litlnemo at 03:52 AM on July 29
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