Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Love that dirty water

I got to hear the Fenway Park victory anthem play once again last night, as Trot Nixon's single in the bottom of ninth gave the Red Sox a 7-6 win over the T.B. Devil Rays. Schilling served up meatballs for the first two innings, giving the Devil Rays an early 5-0 lead. The Sox offense came through to tie and eventually win the game. The high comedy moment of the night occurred when some guy was trying to start the wave (Did you know that in England, they call the wave the Mexican? Weird.) while the game was tied and Manny was at bat. Everyone was getting annoyed; the wave is fun and all, but you're supposed to do it during boring parts of the game, not during a crucial at-bat. So all of the sudden my uncle inexplicably shouts "Take your shirt off!" at the guy, and the whole section started cracking up. Three beers at the Cask, two beers at the game, one sausage from a street vendor, and one Red Sox victory add up to one perfect evening, and one slightly hungover morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it's called the Mexican wave because supposedly it started (or at least the first the English saw of it) was during World Cup 1986 in Mexico.