I'll be saying more about this in another thread, but it's all but set now that I'll be watching two games at Yankee Stadium, and visiting the Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in late August/early September.
I am so excited!
Hope you're doing well, sports fans!
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Watching a sporting event, where I already know the results, just isn't the same, as the suspense of not knowing. It would be like watching the 7th game of the World Series, and knowing that your team was the victor. It just wouldn't be as satisfying as not knowing, and seeing it play out in your head, and your heart.
The Olympics isn't just one event. It is many different contests, in many different sports. It would be near impossible to show it all live. Somehow, though, with all the delayed broadcasts, it just isn't as exciting as I remember it being years and years ago.
The baseball season is getting toward the end now. It's a foreign concept, here in Chicago, that both baseball teams just might make it to the playoffs. Some want a Cubs/Sox World Series. Some want no part of that.
I am enjoying the games that I have been watching. I read an article in the Sun Times a few days ago. One of the columnists claimed to have bypassed a trip to the Olympics in favor of the job of covering a crosstown classic.
Auto racing has never been my thing. I am amazed that the drivers can drive their cars that fast, and live to tell about it. I can honestly say that I have never watched an auto race.
However, we all have different likes and dislikes.
I remember the summer that my grandson's mom did the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World. She was all excited to ride in that race car around the track. It was exciting watching her do it, as well.
Cubs self destruct today in the ninth inning. They were up 3 to 1, and Kerry Wood just couldn't get it done. Will I look back on this day, and remember it as being the turning point toward a disappointing season? Or will it just be a loss in the loss column?
Time will tell.
Cubs lose a heartbreaker, says Cubs announcer, Pat Hughes.
I have been so busy working on my Wisconsin Dells scrapbook, that I haven't been posting much in the sports forum. The Cubs have not been playing very well lately. The manager sounds a little frustrated as to what he should do with his players. I think that Lou Piniella is a good manager, and he is doing the best that he can.
It is that time of the year that everyone has their own theory of what the Cubs should do, and why they are losing. Get rid of this guy. Bench that guy. Change the batting order. Change the pitching rotation.
I have promised myself, since the Bartman incident that I won't get too excited about the Cubs. It is only a game. It is fun to watch, and listen to. I refuse to have a heart attack over the outcome of the games.
With all of that said, I am sitting here listening to a scoreless game. Ron Santo wears his heart on his sleeve, and that is why many fans just love him to death.
The season is nearing it's end, and the playoffs ought to be really interesting. The Angels are already there, and I am still hoping for a Cubs/Angels World Series.