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October 17, 2005

I Am Sorry

By: The Dude on the Right
Okay, I apologize for my latest lack of not getting anything posted, but I have a lot of excuses, so let's get to them.

First off, I went back to Ohio to visit my parents.  I could lie and say that I forgot the charger for my laptop, but the truth is that I didn't even take the laptop out of its case.  I just thought it probably felt so cozy and warm in its snug case that it really didn't want to be disturbed, let alone have me pounding away on its keyboard.  Sure, I could have probably used Mom's computer to type up some movie previews and my KMFDM review, but Mom really wanted to play Solitaire, so I was stuck watching sports, which gets me up to...

Second, there were just too many sports things going on while I was back in the old country.  Now that I've jumped aboard the White Sox bandwagon, the ALCS playoffs seemed that much more important to me.  With that, baseball filled my evenings and college football filled my afternoon.  Ohio State didn't seem to be doing that well against Michigan State, so I headed out to see my Dad at the hospital (he's got some wacky infection, it's a long story, I'm not going to get into it), and then I ended up back home to find the Buckeye's taking charge of their game.  Then came one of the most exciting college football games I have ever seen, namely the Notre Dame/USC game.  Un-fucking-believable!  Notre Dame controlled the clock yet USC seemed to score most times they had the football.  On one of the Irish's last drives, I told Mom that they better get a touchdown because USC could probably come back.  Sure enough, there was USC, a couple of seconds left, threatening to down the ball to set up the field goal to set up overtime and low-and-behold, it's a touchdown and the Notre Dame fans are decimated.

Third, after the six hour drive back to the dude-pad from Ohio, the only thing left to do was, well, watch the White Sox win the American League Championship Series, in another fabulous game where Ozzie Guillen let another one of his pitchers throw nine innings, something totally unheard in today's baseball.  Tomorrow's challenge - scoring World Series' tickets.  My dream World Series has lately been an Indians/Cubs series, but I have to admit that I have loved watching the version of baseball the White Sox have played this year.  It's been exciting, it's been suspenseful, but mostly it's just been fun.  The problem now is if it's a White Sox/Astros' World Series, it's going to be a fight for pride between myself and my sister's family.  I have no concerns, I have the utmost faith in my White Sox, they've always been my team, sort of ;-)

That's it for this one!  I'm The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!

Posted by Rightdude at October 17, 2005 7:43 PM


What are you describing yourself now!!
Love your O so wonderful Niece!!

Posted by: "The Neice" at October 20, 2005 6:08 PM

Edit, skipped over that the whitesox did make the series in 1959, but they still lost.

Posted by: "The Nephew" at October 19, 2005 5:12 PM

When was the last time a chicago team went to/won the world series? 1945 for the cubs, 1919 for the white sox. Its been longer than the Astros have been in existence! Rooting on your team? Quit joining the bandwagon. Real cubs fans would rather see the sox lose. What does it matter that we made the playoffs via the wild card? Take a look at the padres. Did they deserved to win a division title? All that matters is that you make the post season. Your regular season record means nothing then, it's all about what team is going to play the best baseball of their lives. Look at the last three world series winners. All of them wild cards.

And your SAT comment is just an excuse. You know I'm better.

Posted by: "The Nephew" at October 19, 2005 11:12 AM

I believe I only lost round 1 in the weight challenge, and from our phone conversation, round 2 is mine by a landslide. SAT's were more difficult back in my day, everyone knows that. Texas? Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, a.k.a. R. Lee Ermey, does a nice job at describing those in Texas. Best darn baseball team? I believe you got to the series only thanks to the Wild Card, with a record 11 wins less than the Cardinals and 10 wins less than the White Sox. Lastly, oh so close yesterday, one out from the World Series, then "Bammmmm!!!!" Pujols launches one that, if you didn't need a stadium with a roof, the ball would be reaching Austin about now.
But if the Astros do make it, and you get tickets to the World Series, what a great sister you would be by offering one to your brother who would gladly fly down, wear my White Sox colors, and cheer on my team in the orange juice dome.
P.S. I wondered how long it would take for you to see that "family" link.

Posted by: The Dude on the Right at October 18, 2005 7:07 PM

Loser....look in the mirror lately???
Who beat who in the weight???
Who is going to beat you again???
Who did better on the SAT's??
And who lives in the best darn state - Texas??
With the best darn baseball team - Astro's
The WINNING Family
Your ONLY sister, Brother in law, Nephew and Niece
Pay backs are fun :))

Posted by: sister at October 18, 2005 4:37 PM

when the astros make your going down.....

Posted by: mike k at October 18, 2005 10:46 AM

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