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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2004|11:24 am]
Nick
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |I love that dirty water....OH BOSTON YOUR MY HOME]

I wake up. I contemplate going to class. I figure I have an excuse to skip if need be. But then I'm reminded, that I should go. That people would want to see me as the fan I am, alive and well. I wrote an article in here about a year ago about the Red Sox and the let down they were. And here I am a year later, writing an article about the experience that is the culmination of my baseball imagination. Whether or not we choose to be we are apart of history as the first generation in 86 years that has seen the Red Sox bring a World Series back to New England. Breaking of curses, vexing of hexes, all remains simply subpar to the fact that we may never see a preformance by a team like this years Red Sox ever again. This team may not be together as one as the same people again. It's time to bask in their success and sigh for all the hard times.

I feel good about the way things have gone and I was the first to say that not getting A-Rod was a good thing. Where would we have been had Manny, the MVP of the World Series, not been around? How would Papi's hitting been without Manny hitting in front of him? What if we had traded Lowe earlier in the season? What if we hadn't traded Nomar? So many questions that seem to fall off the map which leads us to this day: the barren aftermath that is another baseball season ended. As I will most likely be contemplating moves for the off-season(I already have started), it won't be the same. I will miss sitting in front of my T.V. every night watching my Boston Red Sox either schlack a team to death with their bats, silence them with their pitching or completely fuck up. I will miss going to section 41, row 1 seat 22 and talking to Lenny Dinardo and asking Mike Timlin how A-Rod will look on his wall. I will miss driving in with Dan Chaparian, talking trades and stats and meeting up with him at games. I will miss me and Todd playing at Coolidge and naming each other our favorite players. I will miss throwing and pretending i'm Curt Schilling. I will miss the Game 4 turning point with the girl I'm falling in love with. As great as it is to finally win, I cannot let go of the great experiences that I have had during this season. No season will be this way again and thats something I live with. Being a Red Sox fan will be different for me from here on in, not in a bad way, but not necessarily in a good way. As Tom Hanks said in "A League of Their Own": Baseball is what gets inside you. 2004 is the death of the curse and the death of the bitching. But last night was the seeya later to one of my best friends: Baseball.

Until next season and this off-season, I patiently wait for next year.

Personal note: Them winning was magnified by the company I was with. I thank God everyday for the gift that has been given to me. Katie, you are my walk-off Homerun.
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A Year in the Making [Oct. 20th, 2004|02:13 am]
Nick
As Theo Epstein has crafted a team geared for a post-season run, he has geared his fanbase for the unthinkable: A shot at taking back Game 7. I cannot believe the time i'm in with this Team. Instead of being exasperated lets mark down some reports for what the Red Sox need tommorow. Consider this my pregame analysis.

-Derek Lowe: He'll be starting and lets hope his stuff is on. I think this is a good pick for a pitcher for a few reasons. He's the most rested of all the pitchers and he can keep the ball down in Yankee Stadium, a park geared for longballs. If he can pitch 5-7 innings of 5-6 hit 3 run baseball, the Red Sox can win. Because after that, we leave the game with Wakefield, Arroyo and our rested bullpen. Key to Lowe's success is using his sinker on both lefties and righties; On righties to jam and induce ground balls and lefties to place strikes and draw double plays. If he can utilize his curveball and set pitches up with his fastball and changeup, he can use his sinker as a backbone. As for any relief pitchers, depending on the state of the game, go after Yankees hitters early then use break in stuff away. If anyone watched the last few at bats, with switch hitters like Posada and Williams, Foulke worked away then up and in. Jammed him. Wakefield can have his knuckler on which will be key.

-Offense: Get to Brown early and often. Chase him out before the 8th with a lead, and theres no reason for a Yankee rally. Derive a lead with Brown, steady it with Duque or Vazquez, then let the pitching carry it. Our bullpens in better shape, so if we can force the Yankees into a long relief situation, we can Tee off and hold the advantage.

The Yankees, much like the Red Sox, respond to pressure really well, but theres momentum. Use the momentum to quell the Yankee bats. Pitch aggressive and angry but not into them. They will be swinging to win.

Thats my analysis. I've been saying it all season, that this was it. Let's hope the puzzles together. Heres some pictures from Game 4:





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On a cold night in October: A Freethought by Bones [Oct. 19th, 2004|12:57 pm]
Nick
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Calm before the Storm known as Schilling]

My heart is tired from these past few days. I've prepared myself for the worst and then some. But they seem to turn it around. She turned it up and they turned it around. The 180 brought by my girlfriend and the intensity brought by the Boston Red Sox has made my life a living dream. This is exactly how I saw a cold October night. Let's be honest, who really cares who makes it to the world series for the NL. The real games are being played now in the American League.

I used to think the Red Sox at times were just uninspired fatheads. They have showed me that, tooth and nail, they don't want to go home. I was at Game 4 on what ended up being the greatest day and night of my life. It was the most amazing experience I have ever been apart of. All 5 hours plus of that game, was just enthralling, exhilirating and exhausting. Getting home at 4am was well worth the battle the Sox put up. This is the October I've been waiting to watch since last year. These are the classes I'm wanting to miss because of the Red Sox. All of this made possible by a girl.

What can I say? Fortune favors the brave? Things happen when your not looking for them. I can honestly say this is the happiest I've been in quite some time. Katie is someone who just makes me intensely happy. She is the best part of my day. We have so much fun together whether it be going to Game 4 or watching TV, her smile and mine never leave. We can talk about things and not get mad. She can beat on me and I'll still just laugh and kiss her. This is cloud 9 and this is why I have faith.

Surprise Surprise is a new song by Starting Line and it really applies. Two surprises this fall and I'm just enjoying the moment. For an awesome article, check this out.

Here we go Schilling. Here's to another exciting October Night.
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(no subject) [Oct. 12th, 2004|04:32 pm]
Nick
New Straylight Run is amazing....Sox are in playoffs...Girlfriend is amazing. Sometimes I don't know if im alive, awake or dead.
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I could always count on futures.... [Oct. 1st, 2004|01:48 pm]
Nick
[music |Jimmy Eat World- 23]

Afternoon world. I have been dehabilitated by sickness these past few days and am finally feeling a bit better. Good ole rest. It sucked cause I couldnt hang out with Todd late at night which for my life is a big thing. Todd is my emotional rock and brother, so it sucked not having one of my best friends around. However, on a brighter note, I've been hanging and talking to someone who is really awesome.
I won't go into details because thats just gay, but she's awesome. I enjoy spending time with her so much. I feel really better just typing about her. I'm gunna go eat some pizza. Peace kids.
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Demons Suck [Sep. 3rd, 2004|04:32 pm]
Nick
This summer, has taught me, that I am someone. Someone with hopes and dreams and aspirations. It has also shown me a lot of things about the supposed "friends" I have and how quickly they are to stop caring. I realized that I spent a great deal of my time being just a friend to people that I forgot that I had to be somebody and not just someone to agree with the dreams and words of persons. I don't want to be bitter, so I won't be. It's a waste of my time. My "friends" are going back to school and good for them. I wish them the best. I wish them good days and crazy nights full of debauchery. As for me, I'll be here still at least for one more year, and thats when my life gets somewhere I want it to be. I thought last year was the year for new beginnings when all I realized was that I hadn't fully ended yet. I feel like this year is a new beginning. With the few who have stuck by me and new friends, I have clear focus on what I want and where I want to be. To the rest, for as long as I knew you, it was my honor to be apart of your memories.
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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2004|02:56 am]
Nick
[mood |One Guess]
[music |daphne loves derby-disregard the past few days]

Once again, it's late at night and I have nothing to do. I'm talking with Joey Palumbo cause he rules. I've learned a lot this summer strangely, but to write it all here wouldn't do my learning justice. I am going to Six Flags on Thursday and PA on Friday til Sunday. I am excited.
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(no subject) [Aug. 12th, 2004|02:07 am]
Nick
[mood |numbnumb]
[music |Air Conditioner]

I saw Garden State with Dono, Epic, Jeff and T-Unit yesterday. I left the theater with my legs not fully under me but feeling underwhelmed. I started thinking about how I hyped up this movie so much and that maybe that was the reason I didn't feel blown away. Come this morning, or afternoon for you morning fucking people, I woke up and realized something: I didn't feel anything. I felt numb. This was the same way the main character felt. This post will seem lame to a lot of people reading it, and thats fine. I realized that the reason I wasn't ecstatic but now am about the movie was because of how much it did in fact overwhelm me. So kids, see it. End of that discussion.

I work a lot. I'm tired of it. I'm going to Purple Door on the 20th with Lake and company as well as the T-Unit. I'm purchasing a digital video camera for the trip. In essence its me buying a camera because its what I've been wanting to do for awhile now. I've been coming up with ideas for movies, but it doesnt feel like anyone is in the boat to help me. Eh, what can you do. Time to pick my ass up and motivate myself. Peace.
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SPIDEY SIGHTING!!! [Jul. 26th, 2004|03:06 am]
Nick
[mood |teehee]
[music |DaphneLovesDerby]

As I have affirmed in the past, I have seen the Shrewsbury version of Spiderman. He saved a small child from a group of alligators after the master villian, bendtosquaresDonobones had tossed her in. He was seen perched on my roof. Photos have been taken of this superhero. Who is he and when will we see him again? I dunno. But this town sure does need a superhero!





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The True Reason for Loving the Red Sox [Jul. 24th, 2004|08:36 pm]
Nick
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |American Football-Never Meant]

A happy day. My Red Sox took it to the Yankees. I loved every second of it. Now I'm a civilized sports fan and I respect a team for how good they are. I hate the Yankees but do believe them to be one helluva baseball team. But if you need two reasons to why the Red Sox are better I present them:



and





YOU GOT KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT!!!!
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