Sweet Victory

In between folding laundry and preventing the kids from seriously maiming each other, I periodically checked the Phillies/Mets game last night. Suffice it to say that Cole Hamels was not sharp. I mean, giving up a lead-off double to the pitcher?? Of course, this led to a run being scored. Thankfully, Chase Utley tied it up in the next inning, with a solo home run.

OK, so far I’m pretty calm. But then Hamels immediately gives a run, and more, right back, by allowing the Mets to score three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Now I’m not a happy camper, and with apologies to CCR, I felt a bad mood on the rise.

Lo and behold, the Phillies tie the game back up with three runs of their own in the top of the seventh. My mood was beginning to brighten. After scoreless eighth, ninth, and tenth innings, who should be leading off the 11th but Chase Utley. In answer to the prayers of Phillies phans everywhere, he obligingly deposited another ball in the right field seats to give the Phils a 5-4 lead. Ryan Madson, in his new role as closer of the moment, recorded a 1-2-3 bottom of the 11th for a save.

Like SpongeBob says, it’s sweet, sweet victory, yeah!


(OK, I’ve got two kids, I’ve seen waaay too much SpongeBob)


A fool and his money are soon parted

Is there actually a Mets fan out there who has $35,000 lying around that he/she doesn’t know what to do with? We’ll find out in two days, when bidding ends on eBay item 290322027654, the Shea Stadium Wrecking Ball.


Just how does one display a wrecking ball in their home? There are so many better things to do with $35,000  – they could always just send some to me, I would put it to good use! 🙂


So how many songs did you know?

Kudos to Julia, who identified all the songs my subheadings came from yesterday. For the record, they were:

“She’s mean and she’s evil, like that little old boll weevil…” – Little Sister, Elvis Presley;

“Doctor, doctor, give me the news…” – Bad Case of Lovin’ You (Doctor, Doctor), Robert Palmer;

“Hey now, you’re an all-star…” – All-Star, Smashmouth (an easy one);

“More, more, more…” – I was thinking of More, More, More by Andrea True Connection (yeah, I used to listen to disco back in the day) but my husband pointed out it could have come from Rebel Yell by Billy Idol (a college favorite, so I’m surprised I didn’t think of that myself);

“I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hands wet on the wheel…” – Radar Love, Golden Earring;

“But you don’t really care for music, do you?…” – Hallelujah. There are several different artists for this one. Leonard Cohen wrote it and recorded it first, though I prefer the version by Jeff Buckley. There is also a version by Rufus Wainwright, which appears in the movie Shrek.



  1. juliasrants

    Sue – not only do I know SpongeBob – I know the episode that the picture is from! Yup – kids too!! lol! Great win; both our teams were successful last night! Thanks for the shout-out! Love music! I am a firm believer in “life needs background music” – then we would know when the important parts were coming! lol!


  2. crzblue2

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane with the songs. I just read that blog. I am cathing up! and that wrecking ball, that is some expensive item. I have friends that when I ask them where they get their Dodger or baseball stuff, they tell me “Ebay.” I got to check it out and see what else is there. Man, I am ready to come home. Too much time on the road lately.

  3. rrrt

    Tribechick – I think SpongeBob is kind of like Looney Toons – funny no matter how old you are.
    Julia – I like the idea of a “life soundtrack”! Ominous music to let me know not to answer certain phone calls, or dramatic music when something exciting is about to happen.
    Dillon – Having been a “band geek” myself in my younger days, I totally love that episode.
    Emma – eBay can be great fun; not everything is as expensive as the wrecking ball! Have a safe trip home!
    Jane – I’ll make sure to tell the Phils to beat the Sox for you, but they don’t always listen to me, you know. And I’ll certainly be rooting for your guys over the Mets!

  4. raysrenegade

    Maybe Hank Steinbrenner will buy the wrecking ball and repaint it. lol
    I am looking forward to seeing the old Yankee Stadium get taken down. Then maybe the wind currents will die down a bit and we get normal homers ro RF again.
    There are so many different connotations for Sponge Bob. I am just glad they did not rename him SwifferBob Frillypants as a corporate manuveur.

    Rays Renegade


  5. rrrt

    Renegade – SwifferBob! Ha, that is too funny, lol!
    Kaybee – And they won last night too, in extra innings again – “Sweet Victory” encore!

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