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Last tomato, first frost, and second WS win

Yesterday, October 28, saw the coming together of several good things that epitomize Fall for me. I got one last ripe tomato off my dying vines, my son and I saw a 6 point buck at close range on a bike ride, we got our first frost of the year finally (I love fall but I also loved not turning on my heat ’til last night), and the Red Sox swept the Rockies. Perfect!

But I must say I’m glad the World Series is over. And here’s 3 reasons why:

3. No more late nights and groggy mornings. I’m sorry I couldn’t share any of the games with my kids. How do you pass on a tradition where the games don’t end before midnight? Crazy!

2. I don’t have to see another Taco Bell or woman running into a car commercial. Annoying!

1. Of course, the number one reason is that my childhood favorite team won and the Yankees didn’t. And the Sox won with the help of the kids and not the stars. Even better.

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Baseball vs. Football or Committed marriage vs. affair

I heard this analogy that rings true for me. Baseball is like marriage, it takes massive commitment over time, through thick and thin. Its easy to get in a hole but it is possible to dig out.  Football is like an affair, it is fast-paced, always has a new opportunity for excitement each Sunday. Though I think there is nothing good in real affairs, the analogy rings true. I stayed up last night to watch my team, the Sox, win. It took 150+ games to get here with lots of ups and downs or possibilities of down. Though last night was good, there’s no assurance that it will end well and so the suffering continues. This, of course, is fake suffering. and Manny Ramirez, outfielder for the Sox has it right. It’s just a game and it doesn’t matter. But watch we must.

But it is still fun to cheer nonetheless. And to know my Yankee friends are in turmoil…

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