Why Didn’t I Stay on Vacation?

Ugh.jpgLast night, when my husband came in from work, I said: “I really wouldn’t care if they blew up this whole team and started over from scratch.”

Now, I was having a moment of extreme annoyance, and that’s not really how I feel. But I can’t help thinking that the All-Star break cannot come fast enough. Last night’s game against Atlanta was incredibly frustrating. But more than that, it was a situation in which I sat on my couch and thought about all the other things I could be doing just then. And then I decided that I was going to do all those other things for a few days instead of vegging out in front of this train wreck every night.

A-Rod3.jpgYou see, when I was on vacation, it was so nice. We went to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Citizens Bank Park in Philly. The whole time, I was inspired (and a little envious) at the way these people saw the games as entertainment.  There wasn’t a stressed-out vibe as soon as you walked in the park, like at Fenway or Yankee Stadium. I started thinking, wouldn’t it be great to live in a city where the games don’t really matter? (Note: I realize that Philly fans are just as crazy as we are, but they are enjoying life right now and giving their team a pass because of that World Series thing.)

I also didn’t have access to the Internet, so I couldn’t read all the hand-wringing and whatnot (you know, like I’m doing right now). It was actually quite liberating.

Unfortunately, I am now back to this:
232x308.jpg I think I need the All-Star break as much as they do.


  1. Jane Heller

    Glad you had fun on your vacation, but we missed you here rooting for the Yanks. I do know what you mean about watching the games these days. My husband (he’s the more measured fan, as you know from the book) actually said last night, “I feel like I’m wasting my time sitting here watching.” He started listing all the things he could be doing instead. I can’t lose my TV partner! The Yankees have to start winning!


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