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Yup. I’m eating my words. The Red Sox won last night. They basically stayed ahead the entire game and won 9-5.

Now, I’m not a regular Sox fan, but being within range of Boston does provide some fan-by-association love for the Sox. I guess they’d call me a Pink Hat. Yeah, I cheer when Big Papi gets up to bat, and groan when he strikes out. And I’m all over the Irish jig Papelbon does from time to time. But I won’t watch the regular season. There’s more at stake during the Penant and the Series. There’s more urgency to win, and the games just seem more exciting. To me.

So, the Sox are up by 3 games, making tonite’s game essential for the win. The pessimist in me knows that if the Rockies win tonite, the series has the potential to go on for a full 7 games. However, I’d like to think the losing streak is broken and the Sox can win their second World Series only two years later.

What can I say? I’m just a Pink Hat.


Hello again, gentle readers.  I’ve been doing a bit of housecleaning here, so please bear with me as I go into “maintenance mode.”  Unfortunately, all of my sidebar widgets have disappeared, which I can’t seem to get back, even if I change the theme.  Hopefully, this will be taken care of in the next few days.

In the meantime, I will be trying everything I can to get this problem worked out on my own.

Also, I’ll be sitting here being the eternal pessimistic optimist while watch the Red Sox in Colorado, being beaten mercilessly by the Rockies.  (Yes, I do realize that if the Rockies don’t win that Boston will be a-buzz with excitement and I may have to retract my statement.  I’m willing to live with that.)


As a random, spur of the moment thing in which I had no choice, I watched Inside the UFC hosted by Joe Rogan. Now, not only do I hate Joe Rogan with every fiber of my being, but I think the show itself is just a promotion tool for the actual fights that ACTUALLY mean something. Basically, it’s just filler between fights.

So, was I surprised when Randy Couture was on to divulge some “news”? Not really. To be perfectly honest, I was hoping his announcement would be vaguely exciting or original like he’s decided to come out of the closet and is admitting to enjoying getting sweaty with the other fighters. Or at least that he’d been taking steroids during his entire career and he wanted to renounce all of his wins and title belts. No such luck. He’s been retired for about a year, and his news? He signed a four fight contract with UFC, which will last for the next two years. Apparently, he missed fighting. Lame. I was really hoping for gayness or steroids. I hope his upcoming fights are at least good.