I can has free
mattress! Now I wish we'd gotten a sofa too. Oh, well, next year.
Had I been in Denver, I probably would have been joining in
the cheer reported at the WaPo.
Watching the jubilation on the field, a sizable contingent of Boston Red Sox fans made their voices heard, and loudly, Sunday night following a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 4 of the World Series, clinching Boston's second championship in four years.So they didn't say "stinks", hm? Well, we'll have to think about what they possibly could have said instead.
The chants, in order: "Re-sign Lowell! Re-sign Lowell!" Followed, in short order, by "A-Rod [stinks]!"
Mike Lowell had a sweet slide into home plate last night. Also a homer. He's been consistently excellent and mature all year. He's classy and brave. Also hates Castro more than I do. I'd like to see him back too.
Maybe not all Red Sox fans peruse Curt Schilling's blog looking for
linguistic oddities, but Mark
Liberman does. Mark opines: "Curt is a total VPE monster". VPE
stands for "Verb Phrase Ellipsis." Mark's favorite example:
Ouch. I certainly envisioned the start on Sunday ending in a much different manner than it did, but it didn't.As Mark says, it is difficult to know how to feel about a game that didn't end in a much different manner than it did. Or did it?
Curt wrote that after his 9/16 loss to the Yankees. That was the last game he lost this year, I think, so he's totally forgiven for that and his VPE [proclivity].
Interesting fun fact from Red at Surviving Grady:
The first and last pitches Hideki Okajima threw in 2007 were hit for home-runs. Everything in between was pretty awesome, though.Indeed. Looking forward to seeing him next year too.