Congratulations, Doug Fister

Cruising on another lunch break…

It should shock absolutely nobody that I am quite pleased with the outcome of last night’s game. I literally jumped off my couch with that last Alex Rodriguez out, and for a second, wasn’t completely sure that what I’d just seen was real. No, I am not a Yankees fan. I make a lot of jokes at their expense, and to Yankees fans, I’m probably just another drop in a very large bucket of haters, another anti-New York person to be dismissed with a wave of the hand. I don’t deny that the Yankees are a good team, and I’m not going to start with the whole buy-their-way-to-the-Series rhetoric that has been discussed to death, because I’m not 100% sure I buy that argument myself.  I simply am – and always have been – a fan of the underdog. And last night the underdog – er, undercat – did what I love seeing underdogs and -cats do. They beat the New York Yankees to advance to the ALCS.

The best part about this,  is of course Doug Fister’s victory. He took five innings of baseball and made them his bitch. And it was nice to see. Like a lot of Mariners fans, I miss him; but I would rather see a good player that I genuinely like do well with a genuinely good team, than stay here and founder with us. And how can you not love this?

Photo courtesy AP Newswire

Sure, he looks kind of wrong with a Detroit “D” instead of Seattle’s “S”, but look at that little face! In a little over two years, Doug Fister has gone from a pitcher that even a lot of Mariners fans weren’t aware of, to a guy who bested a very tough Yankees lineup in a must-win situation, and stands a chance of maybe going much farther than that. Just maybe…

I don’t know if I’ll get home in time to watch anything today, as I have definite plans to watch the Tigers take on the Texas Rangers tomorrow after I’m done with work, so tonight I’m staying late so I can leave early tomorrow. So far, so good with everything. Also, it looks like my new laptop will be arriving sometime next week (I hope), so this site will be on a more regular schedule soon. Fingers crossed!

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2 Responses to Congratulations, Doug Fister

  1. Bart's Evil Twin says:

    Someday, maybe the Mariners will get to experience the playoffs again. 😦 In the meantime, I am really happy for Fister. He was the starting pitcher at the last M’s game i went to (yes, it was awhile back) and they won!!! Hope to see the Tigers go a bit further, and that Dougie is a significant part of the reason for their success. 🙂 It would be nice if the players the M’s got from Detroit helped us get to the playoffs, but I guess that is another topic.

    Glad you are back to blogging again!!!

    • It’s a slow climb. My payment went through for the new computer, and now I have more waiting to do. I’m hoping to have it by the World Series, but I have my doubts. It’s on its way. In the meantime, I can’t just not write; it’s killing me to be watching all this great ball and not be able to talk about it. 😀

      That poor Casper Wells. 😦 I hope they find out what’s going on with him. I know it’s an inner ear thing, but hopefully they figure it out. I’ve had problems and some of the stuff that goes on with one’s ears and equilibrium is really hit and miss. I hope he gets fixed up and back on the field. 🙂

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