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October 02, 2006

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Card's wife

How does Mr. Elk feel about the Red Sox?

Mrs. Peperium

Mr. Elk, being from Massachusetts, must be a Red Sox fan. I have no idea if they are any good these days. They generally aren't.

Card's wife

Do they usually stink?

Mrs. Peperium

Sgt. Fiendish, would you please tell the class about the time the Red Soxer during the playoffs let the ball roll right between his legs, costing them the game?

You know, I once dated a grandson of one the owner of that crooked team from the teens or 20's. They're never allowed to be involved with baseball again. Then what about Pete Rose? It's such a crooked sport. I prefer horseracing.

MCNS

Years since last winning the World Series:

Red Sox: 2
Yankees: 6
Mets: 20
Tigers: 22

Old Dominion Tory

Mrs. Peperium:
I recommend Old Dominion products quite highly. The brewery's Oak Barrel Stout is delicious as is the Black & Tan and the Dominion Ale. Dominion Lager is very crisp and refreshing as well as a favorite of Michigan-born and -bred Mrs. Tory.
If you and Mr. Peperium are looking for a delightful autumnal drink, please consider a concoction devised by Mrs. Tory: a "half-and-half" made with Boddington's Ale and Woodchuck's Dark and Dry Cider.
With the absence of the Red Sox from the post-season, my attention is now fixed to college football, specifically this weekend's Michigan-Michigan State contest. When Mrs. Tory and I were married in 1990, it was the weekend of the Michigan-Michigan State game. Mrs. Tory was pleased that so many friends and family decided to attend our wedding rather than the game. I put it down to her winning personality.
Cheers,
Old Dominion Tory

Mrs. Peperium

Mr. Elk, perhaps you might recall an old Boston Globe ad of mine for Yaz's retirement:

It was a full-pager with an shot of his jersey with the large number 3. Underneath it said, Goodbye Number One.

That said, the Sox still stink... If I had to pick a team to support, I'd pick the Mets or the Dodgers. Now those are real teams. Stats don't mean much in baseball anymore since there's more doping going on there than there is in horseracing. At least with a horse you can tell when it's doped, you can't with a baseball player.

Two of my old bosses once had to shoot a Ballpark Franks commercial with two Red Soxers. The ad called for them to speak. But when the guys showed up it and the film got rolling, they quickly determined they players were completely unintelligable (sp?). They had to do a major rewrite there on the spot and have the guys just cooking the dogs and eating them. It was hysterical.

The Tigers are much worse. The Tigers are so awful, that only in Detroit can they be considered winners.

Old Dominion Tory, your wife is a Michigan lady? Hmmn. I enjoy Boddington's quite a bit. Mr. P and I often have stout with cider - Mr. P calls it a flybite. I had forgotten about the Woodchuck dark and dry - that is wonderful stuff.

We were married in 1990 as well. Your anniversary must be coming up. We love college football as it is much more exciting than the NFL plus the players dress better off the field. We probably went to the Michigan/Michigan State game on your wedding day. I think the Ohio script at halftime (yes, I am aware that is (1.) another team (2.) another State (3.) another university rivalry) is the World's 8th natural wonder. See baseball just doesn't have stuff like that. You just get peanuts and Crackerjacks.

Mrs. Peperium

Card's wife, are you there?

Card's wife

Yes.

Mrs. Peperium

I've cooked my goose.

Card's wife

How?

Mrs. Peperium

Well remember how last week you caused the traffic lady to quit and last year I caused the Antique show co-chair to sort of, well sort of lose her mind? Well, I was feeling just awful about it and I agreed to co-chair the cocktail party preview.

Card's wife

Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack and I don't care if I ever come back....

Send me the date so I can put it on the calendar. Did I tell you what I did to the Secret Service last week?

Mrs. Peperium

Oh no...not the Secret Service...

Card's wife

Yes. Laura Bush was at our club last week. I mistook one of the secret service men for a caddy. They really don't have a sense of humor.

Mrs. Peperium

What? Did you admire his knickers?

Card's wfie

He appeared to be very artful.

Mrs. Peperium

Oh, he had his driver out.

Card's wife

I thought it was a driver. But it turned out to be a gun.

Card's wife

A very large one.

Mrs. Peperium

That's a common but still embarassing mistake. Too bad you couldn't buy him a drink to rectify the situation.

Card's wife

I have to run to Cardess's tennis match. See you 5ish?

Mrs. Peperium

Sure.

Old Dominion Tory

Mrs. Peperium:
Funny you should mention college football players dressing better than pro football players. Last week, ESPN showed the Penn State team arriving at Ohio State and, much to my delight, as they came off the bus, all of the young men were wearing jackets and ties.
I agree wholeheartedly about college football being more exciting than pro football. Gosh, just think of this year's college football season and all its exciting finishes and amazing results. Furthermore, as you point ou, there are all those marvelous traditions--and all that magnificent history. As for pro football, well, truly, there is nothing quite so boring as a boring NFL game.
In a way, college football brought Mrs. Tory and I together. At our first meeting, it was the main topic of conversation.
Cheers,
Old Dominion Tory

Sgt.Fiendish

Mrs. P: Good Mr. Sullivan has responded, in a fashion, to your question about the Red Sox. I was on Fifth Avenue a few minutes ago and passed a young man in a black T-shirt with a Yankee logo. It said: "Got Postseason?" Neither the Yankees nor the Red Sox were Top Bannana last year. This year--we shall see.
As to the ball between the legs, Mrs. P, I believe you are thinking of Billy Buckner in the 9th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the Mets, a little after the Shea Stadium scoreboard accidentially congratulated the 1986 World Champion Boston Red Sox.
My Boston College Eagles have given me enough football thrills in 2006 to last for several seasons. But I agree, college football is more fun than the NFL.
Cheers,

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