A little optimism on a sunny Monday. Or: Today is a new day.

So, yesterday happened (and, unfortunately, due to some of the on-and-off-the-field actions and interactions, it is still happening in some respects). But, today is a new day and it’s time to fill up the glass again, since it was far less than half full after yesterday.

So, in order to do that, I am going to do a few things:

1. I am adding Carlos Quentin’s awesome sliding grab from yesterday’s epic-smushing of the ChiSox in T.O. to my ❤ defense page. Because, down 13-2 in the bottom of the 8th and he’s still running down a play like that? I don’t know about the lot of you, but this is a guy I want on my team 10 times out of 10.

2. I am going to post links to three great moments from this season, chosen in a completely random and biased fashion. Because, the emotional rollercoaster goes up and down and round and round, but baseball is a great game.

CWS @ NYY – April 26, 2011

  • Just what the recap says: Gavin Floyd struck out 10 and Paul Konerko went yard, but Brent Lillibridge sealed the win with back-to-back stunning grabs. Probably my favorite game of the year so far.
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    CWS @ OAK – May 13, 2011

  • Enter Jesse Crain in what has become his typical scenario: Bottom 7th, 0 out, runner on 1st and 3rd and the lead has just been sliced from 4-0 to 4-2 and, finally, after a whole season of coming up short, we manage to pick off someone, and catch someone stealing – home, no less – in the same game. Wacky happenings, but definitely a fun day at the ballpark.
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    CWS v. TB – May 7, 2011

  • Short and sweet. Sergio Santos practicing his little-used fielding skills and ending a sweet 3-6-1 double play. I should probably add this to the ❤ defense page. It’s not Sergio’s fault that I didn’t start this page until after he nearly split himself in two to make this play.
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    3. I am also going to link to an article I read this morning on another blog. Putting things into perspective – with a few laughs thrown in – always soothes the sting a little. Just a little advice for anyone else who is having trouble keeping the glass half full. – 8 Simple Ways to Enjoy Baseball

    Go Sox!

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    3 responses to “A little optimism on a sunny Monday. Or: Today is a new day.

    1. “Or even telepathically say them to him. He will manage to hear you, and blame you for his inablity to play baseball.” I laughed SO hard at this. And it’s 2:10 am so it probably sounded really weird in my house. If anyone is up, that is.
      – Anders (you know my site already =P)

      • Dummy me but I bought this prdocut not realizing it takes 2.0 USB so I spent hours just trying to down load the driver from the CD and getting alternate drivers from the internet which was an even bigger waste of time. I’m ordering a new 4 port USB 2.0 card in hopes that is truly the problem. Will advise if it works. D’oh.

    2. First, we spent our Thursday afternoon. Today we spent our Saturday monring. I have to say, I was a bit disheartened to go out less than 48 hours after we cleaned the yard only to find, what seemed to be, more than the first go. Oh, well, we shall persevere!

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