If my husband has a dog (or two), I wonder if he would be open to the idea of having them walk down the aisle with me. Actually, I wonder if the dog(s) would even like me. I think that, more than any other challenge in a relationship, I would be most disappointed if I couldn’t get my man’s dog to like me.
Sarka will walk down the aisle with me. Sarka once walked to the liquor store. You know that story.
I remember reading in A Band of Misfits about how poor Jonathan Sanchez mistakenly wore his hat outside of the clubhouse, and as he was leaving, you guys all made fun of him. Apparently, this is some unwritten rule — no showing off your team spirit when you are actually playing on the team. Would it be gaudy if I wore my hat to the wedding? I am already planning to have wacky music, for crying out loud.
I only got my Giants cap in 2009, but it looks like it has been through an entire lifetime. It is faded, a bit thinned out, and there are water stains from at least one rainy game. The U.S. Navy pin gives it the added appearance of making it look as if it belongs to a seasoned baseball fan and military veteran, not me. But it has been with me through thick and thin. I wear it for pride and loyalty. I don’t understand it when I see these young fans with their shiny new hats and they don’t even remove the stickers. Why is that even a trend? It does not look at all fashionable to me. I can just hear Anna Wintour’s reproaching laugh.
Me, too. It’s simple, really: you happen to go to one Sanchez no-hitter in life, and you’re pretty much a fan of the guy forever. Religions could only dream of garnering this much faithfulness.
I ran into a coworker on the train and she greeted me with, “Happy Friday”. To which I said, “Happy Jonathan Sanchez Day!” When she formed the requisite look of confusion, I explained: “‘Happy Friday’ is a cliche. But everyone should know the starting pitcher for tonight’s Giants game.”
The next look on her face was delicious.
- @jimbaumbach, NYNewsday
Funny how I read this at the same time Jonathan Sanchez got himself out of a tricky top of the first as Jon Miller announced: “Jonathan Sanchez living dangerously and getting through it!”
Probably a good way to describe life these days.