Thursday, October 20, 2005


I can't believe it! Astros win! Astros win! The Houston Astros are in the World Series for the first time EVER! That's right, they have never played before. You can take Houston off of the list of teams never having even appeared in a World Series.

I had choir last night, so I didn't get to watch the game until the 6th inning, but Roy O.
dominated!!! Joel and I were much more casual about this game, trying not to get our hopes up, considering what happened last time. But when the final 27th out was made in the bottom of the 9th inning, there was jubilant celebration in the Barron household. Joel was just jumping up and down saying 'WORLD SERIES! WORLD SERIES!' We popped open a bottle of bubbly and answered the phone calls that came flooding in from friends and family. What a game! World Series Party at our place Saturday night, hot dogs and champagne will be flowing!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Instant Replay

I keep playing the top of the 9th over and over again in my head. I can't help it. I can't think of anything else. It's terrible. This is why I can't get too involved in games. I can live and die by them. I am my father's daughter. Papa was not able to sit through any basketball game in the stands with Mama I ever played in because it made him nervous. He'd stand over on the side with the smokers and sneak in and out to keep tabs on the action. He couldn't watch, and I never understood. It used to make me upset and angry. Now I get it. I can't handle the pressure. I'm depressed today, and all I can think about is the last 3 batters and how close we were. Instant replay of something I would like never to have happened and never to have to see again. It's over. Yes, I know tomorrow is another day, but yesterday was our day, and yesterday is over. And there is no tomorrow.