Assorted Sunday babble

So far, the World Series has not gone well for me. I don’t know what I was expecting, or even if I truly had any expectations for these games, but success isn’t happening for the Philadelphia Phillies, and I have to say I’m finding it a little more disappointing than I expected to.

I don’t think it’s an underdog thing for me at this point. The Phillies are more than capable of holding their own against the Yankees; both teams deserve to be where they’re at, regardless of my personal opinion of either of them. Tonight’s loss was the result of some really shoddy defense on the Phils’ part, and it was at that point in time – the top of the 9th inning – when I decided that if they lost, they just deserved to, plain and simple. Allowing Johnny Damon to steal not one but two bases one right after the other was absolutely unacceptable, and very uncharacteristic of the kind of ball I’ve seen the Phightin’s manifest during the playoffs, and even the other games they’ve lost to New York thus far. My birthday is tomorrow, and tomorrow’s game could mark the Yankees win of the World Series on Phillies soil. I’m debating not watching it, simply because I don’t think I should be annoyed on my birthday, and I would find a Philadelphia loss annoying enough without having to watch it happen. If the Yankees are going to win, they need to do it on their turf in front of their people – they deserve as much, and so do their fans. I’ll continue to debate my course over the next 20 hours or so.

There is also the matter of how long this has been stretched out. I don’t remember things taking this long last year – we certainly didn’t pass Daylight Savings Time in 2008 – and as much as I am loathe to say it, I’m ready for baseball to be done and over with this year. I’m ready to look forward to the rest of the Green Bay season (not having these Favre games hanging over us for the next 8 weeks will be nice), and the Red Wings season, and to see what the Sounders can do with their Houston game next weekend. Most of all, I’m looking forward to seeing what the Mariners offseason holds, and it feels like the World Series is delaying all of this for me. Baseball is eating my food, not looking for a job, and basically overstaying its’ welcome. Enough already.

I went to Goofy’s with a bunch of friends today to watch the Packers get their bells rung by Brett Favre (apparently, he’s the only player on the Vikings, or at least you would have thought as much by how often his mug was on TV), and we caught about 2-plus quarters of the Cowboys/Seahawks game. If there is any team I feel sorry for this year, it’s the Hawks.  With the way they were being talked about over the summer, it sounded like they were going to pull a 2009 Mariners; new front office folks, new coach, new faces on the team and some old ones. After their dismal year last year, it looked like they were primed to come back. Now…I don’t know that much about football, but I know that the Seattle Seahawks are completely and utterly boned for the rest of the season. With the losses of Walter Peyton and  Lofa Tatupu, and the bruises, bumps, sprains, and everything else they’ve had to endure so far this year, I just don’t see any hope for them in 2009. Watching them be so completely dominated by the Cowboys today was sad. They’re not the worst team in the NFL, but they’re nowhere near even the median of the best. I will probably never like football near as much as I like baseball, soccer, or hockey, but having been there last year, I can totally feel for the fans this year. All that promise, all that hope, a flash, and it’s gone.

Why am I talking about football here?! I am badly needing some Mariners news…

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7 Responses to Assorted Sunday babble

  1. Craig D says:

    Mariners News Flash: Season ticket Seat relocation week this week.

    The week that every season ticket holder, prays that they will get even better seats for no extra cost

  2. Megan says:

    Well, some people will. 😦

  3. Mike says:

    Happy birthday Megan!

    On a non-baseball note its kind of funny that you like the Packers. I happen to be a die hard Vikings fan and watching Brett Favre this season(especially against the Pack) has been nothing short of AWESOME! The guy can still play and it also helps that the Vikings happen to be pretty good!

  4. section331 says:

    Ah – it’s a bit different.

    I’m not really a football fan at all – but a lot of my friends happen to like the Packers, so I root for them by proxy (also, have you SEEN the Seahawks lately? Yikes!). I’m more into soccer and hockey outside of baseball, but Seattle has no NHL team, so I’m a Red Wings fan (again, purely due to friends). I really wish the Sounders played during the winter, as then I’d have something I actively truly wanted to follow in the offseason; but until then, I make do with a sort of half-assed fandome of football and hockey.

    I do like hockey more than football, however, and we have a minor league team here, so that I can watch, whenever I have the cash to go to a game. 🙂

    The Vikings are good, and though it was sad, Green Bay deserved to get their asses whupped yesterday. They need a new coach, but could also definitely benefit from a Mariners-style overhaul in their FO. Until then, the cheeseheads will have to be unhappy…

  5. section331 says:

    Fandom, not ‘fandome’. Guh. It’s been a long day. Thanks for the birthday wishes, BTW. 🙂

  6. Craig D says:

    They are having 4 for the price of 2 full season tickets for the View reserved, if you are looking for cheap prices for decent seats.

    Not saying buy a full season…but…at $8 a ticket for View reserved….I am sure you could find a ticket holder would would want to sell a 5,8 or more game pack…..and they would be half price. (not all season ticket View reserve, just select sections)
    Just an idea to look around and be able to afford more games on a tighter budget due to school. (view reserved for centerfield price)

  7. section331 says:

    Oh, I would love to – but I have NO money coming in right now. None. I’m not working, and my parents are currently giving me $200/month to help with my car payments, and I get gas cards twice a month so I can actually afford to drive my car. So yeah, this whole season ticket thing isn’t an option for me at all. I won’t be able to get seasons again until maybe 2011…

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