I have been meaning to write something about the Red Sox since last week. Only a week and a half ago the Red Sox won their second World Series in the last three years and it is already ancient history.
What a transformation.
Apart from the floating rally downtown, Red Sox Nation has simply come to expect post season victories, now the that the curse has been broken. Maybe it was the fact that they didn’t meet the Yankees during October, but this year’s team won and it almost seemed anti-climactic. For all the hype of Colorado’s sizzling stretch run, this one never seemed to be in doubt. Perhaps that’s another reason for the short memories.
Of course, Monday morning, following the celebration in Denver, the Red Sox were very nearly overshadowed by the charging behemoth that is the local NFL franchise. There is no question that this is decidedly a baseball town, and the Red Sox reign. Yet, the Patriot beatdown of the Redskins, earlier that afternoon, was so spectacular that it drew the ire of the sporting world. Moreover, the midseason showdown against the Colts was looming so large on the horizon, it seems these two events stole some of the Red Sox sunshine. Plus, is there a team in the NFL that is likely to beat the Patriots at this moment, because Indy was unanimously the best of the rest and defending champ?
Hadley, however, was ready to go for game four with support for Tito’s team. Witness her below laughing with joy in her Red Sox gear.
On a separate note entirely, Halloween came and went rather quickly too. Yet, we still managed to outfit Hadley with some amusing holiday garb. Aunt Keri had set Hadley up with a peanut costume before birth. Unfortunately it proves hard to tell whether she is a peanut or simply a beige blob. Concerned, Ali secured an alternative for necessary costume changes. The result is a nearly two foot long dog, covered with savory mustard striping. Doesn’t she look positively delicious? Ali often tells our beloved daughter, “I just want to eat you.” Staring at the large all beef looking dog, I suddenly understood this idea on a whole new level.
Beyond that, here are some other pics of the little cutie!