No, this one is not about Ralph Houk’s boat.
Last night, my seven-year old son was watching (no pun intended) the Yankees game just before his bed time. It was 8:29 PM. (Bedtime is 8:30 PM. But, he’s allowed to listen to the game on the radio thereafter until he falls asleep.) And, it was at 8:29 PM when Tex hit his slam – and my son was thrilled.
He often gets up before me on the weekend. And, this morning, he was up at 7 AM and watching SportsCenter, as usual. Then, he came crashing into my bedroom and woke up my wife with “Mom, I have to tell dad something. We need to wake him up.” At that point, I was up and knew what this was all about. So, I told him, “Dude, I know, the Yankees won 17-7 last night.” The smile on his face was worth a million dollars. He then went on to tell my wife about the game – giving her what seemed like a replay of the entire third inning.
On my side, after he went to bed, the score was 14-2, Yanks, in the third inning. Related, I knew this one was in the bag. And, yesterday, we had free EPIX on FIOS – including On Demand. So, I ditched the game and decided to watch a movie.
My wife was at a party last night. (One of those Girls Nights Out things.) And, this meant I had free pick on what to watch. I never saw “Kick Ass” before – but, had heard a lot of people say it was good.
Having now watched it, you betcha it was good. Fun movie.
Therefore, thanks Yanks – for putting that smile on my son’s face and for killing the game early, freeing me up to watch the flick. Two bonuses on one game. Sweet.