01 September 2008

The boys are back in town

The Angels were slumping there for a bit, and yeah, they had no business losing yesterday.

But Torii Hunter was something else Friday and Saturday. Friday night he slammed face first into the wall stealing a homerun from Marlon Byrd (who made up for that on Sunday). But when we were at the park on Saturday night, Hunter not only took a run away from Hank Blalock (not using his face this time, but slamming the back of his head into the wall instead), but he also scored the most improbable run on what should have been a single by Mike Napoli (that instead turned into a triple because everyone was so busy arguing over whether or not Hunter had been tagged).

I don't know how long the highlights will stay up on the Angels site, but this is the video of Hunter catching the Blalock's near homer (the son kept laughing about how Blalock refused to move himself off second base).

And here is Hunter flying 10 feet past home plate and then throwing himself back on top of the plate. The whole stadium was on its feet screaming.

Anyway, the boys aren't actually in town; they're off to Detroit, hopefully planning on winning a few more games. They don't need many to clinch.

I never hope for too much in the post season...

And how can it already be September?

Tonight, I roasted a chicken for dinner, with a dish of brown and wild rice on the side, mixed vegetables, homemade gravy. Very autumnal. But the Sauvignon Blanc still tasted of summer, and unexpectedly, its light fruit was just right for the rest of the meal.

Sometimes, you just throw the pairing suggestions out the window.

Go listen to some good music: "The Boys Are Back in Town" from the album Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy.

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