Baseball (From To Fetch A Thief)

We left the big top, went past the ticket booth and took a little walk around the fairgrounds, me and Bernie. Were we going anyplace special? I didn’t know, but I never turned down the chance for a walk. Soon we came to one of those places for throwing baseballs at milk bottles. We’d been to one before, me, Bernie, Suzie. The guy running it – tattoos all over his face, I never like that in a human – told us to get the hell out of there and never come back. By that time Bernie had won too many stuffed animals to carry, but why anyone would want even one was beyond me. Bernie showed no interest in this particular booth even though the woman at the counter with the baseballs in her hand said, “Try your luck, big guy?” Instead we kept going, stopped at a little outdoor bar at the end of the row of booths. The only customer was one of those little Filipoff dudes, sitting at a corner table with a mug of beer.

“Once in a while,” Bernie said, “you’ve just got to roll the dice.”

Oh, no, not the dice. The last time – in some late-night dive after the Police Athletic League fundraiser – we’d had to pawn Bernie’s grandfather’s watch, our most valuable possession, with Mr. Singh, our go-to move in financial emergencies.

No dice appeared. We walked around the railing, entered the bar and stopped in front of the little dude. Bernie looked down at him and smiled, a nice big friendly smile, and Bernie has the best smile going. “Ollie Filipoff?” he said.

The little dude glanced up. “Sorry, bud,” he said. “Off duty.”

“Off duty?” Bernie said.

“No autographs.”

Bernie pulled up a chair and sat down. “Wouldn’t dream of it,” he said. I sat beside him. Under the table I saw that Ollie Filipoff was wearing flip-flops. His feet had an interesting smell – leather, sweat, toe-jam. I was all set to like him.

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128 Responses to “Baseball (From To Fetch A Thief)”

  1. B.Stover
    4:47 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Good morning Chet and everyone.

  2. Staff
    4:52 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Good morning B.

  3. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:00 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Good morning Bee and Staff! I don't know what your mornings are like, but we have beautiful blue skies, with a forecast high of 78 degrees. Perfect, just perfect! Mom talked about taking me to the football game at Dad's school today, but Dad says there's something called Homecoming today, so it's going to be too crowded. I wish all those people would just GO home instead of COMING home. I'm not sure what the difference is, but at least I could go to the game!

  4. dawson
    5:03 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Chet: Bernie could've been a star pitcher in the major leagues. But I'm glad he and you started Little Detective Agency instead.

  5. Riö - The Evil
    5:10 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Dreams!….Did I just dream it or are the Yankees really NOT GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!?…..WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!….heh!

    Crafts!…Today someone is going to go to a huge crafts sale or whatever without me…snort!…Her best friend is coming to get her any minute now and they are off for a day of fun…grump!…I get to stay home alone and mope…sniff!…She said she will be back after lunch sometime. She better be. She just better be because I want to be fed on time today…dammit!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    5:18 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Boy, what a night we had! We are moving slow today, after all that excitement last night.

    Bee, did you get your sloppy pug kisses yet? And how does it feel to pull that little kinky tail?

    Kirby, It is cool and rainy here in Illinois. Barb was going to mow today, but that is probably out.

    Tomorrow afternoon the mean real estate lady is coming over to do an Open House. Not sure what that is, but Barb and I will clear out for 2 hours and go for a walk with Tia, a Golden Retriever that we know. I am like Chet, I never say no to a walk.

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:22 am on October 23rd, 2010

    MagPie!… I slobbered Stover up last night but good!…heh!…No tail pulling allowed…sniff!

  8. Riö - The Evil
    5:38 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Late!…Well, her best friend just called and said she is running late….heh!… This always happens. It never fails….snort!… Their best laid plans always go askew…snorkel!…Its still raining and dreary today…sniff!…A good day to lay in my warm soft bed with all my toys and nap….yawn!

  9. dawson
    5:42 am on October 23rd, 2010

    More snow this morning. Mama cat refused to go out for the first time this fall (winter). And she prefers to be out. I feel the same way she does.

    Suitcases are coming out.

  10. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:46 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Maggie: Dad will take any excuse not to mow! During summers when there's not a lot of rain, everyone worries about something called the water table — I've never seen it, but it sounds like something Bernie might worry about, too. But this summer we had a stretch where we had lots of rain, and Dad had to mow all the time! He wasn't real happy about that! (He liked getting the rain, just not the consequences!) When Mom and Dad first looked at this house, he thought the yard was too small, but Mom pointed out that there's a park, and a small yard means not as much to mow. That did it! Although he still complains about mowing. The good thing about fall is that the mowing slows down a bunch, then finally stops. Dad's really hoping that he mowed for the last time this year, but I'm not so sure. That grass looks like it's creeping up….

  11. B.Stover
    5:59 am on October 23rd, 2010

    It's overcast here today and will be 65; tomorrow the same but 71 (and it was 29 just the other day).

    B&M: I pulled Rio's curly tail very gently so he didn't even realize it. It's a very strong tail and difficult to straighten out as though it has a mind of its own. (Could personality and tail be connected??)

  12. dawson
    6:09 am on October 23rd, 2010

    I think personality and tail are very connected :-)

  13. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:36 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Dawson: So does that mean people don't have any personalities because they haven't got tails?

  14. Melanie
    6:47 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Good Morning Everyone!!

    Still haven't read yesterday's, been very busy. We have now changed the puppy room into Dan's rehab room. Now the PT, Nurses and Lab (blood not dog) people have a place to meet Dan without me having an allergic reaction to perfume or fabric softener.

    Yesterday was a made house, the nurse, the lab, the PT person and a good friend came by. The phone rang all day. Jeez, I'm tired of robo calls.

    I did notice the Slim Jims and elephants vs donkeys. Our feeling here, Chet, is that Slim Jims are for dogs and people and let's keep them out of the hands of E's and D's.

    B.Stover got pug kisses!! Wonderful! I can see that a pug's tail would show Riö's personality. Newfs have big, fluffy and destructive to anything on a table tails. That is the personality of a Newf!

    We had the groomer come and trim up Mattie and Mac. snicker

    I'm not sure what goes on in Mac's head, but here he is trying out Dan's walker.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1287848814-P1010007.JPG[/img]

  15. Melanie
    6:47 am on October 23rd, 2010

    He can be a very Thurber looking dog.

  16. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:58 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Melanie: Mac looks exactly like a Thurber dog — only more so! I'm glad you found a place for Dan to do his "thing" without having it upset you. Mom says she totally sympathizes. During the spring here the cars are all yellow-green from pollen. Doesn't bother her too much. But during the fall — she has an allergy-fest! Even with her medicine she has trouble, so without it she'd be miserable! One of the women who used to work at the library with Mom had perfume allergies, so Mom stopped wearing perfume to work. Even though the woman left, Mom found she doesn't miss it, so rarely wears it. One of her library patrons is a man who apparently has lost his sense of smell, because when it comes to aftershave, he doesn't know when to quit. On many occasions, Mom has come out of the back room and known he was back in the stacks, just by his scent!

  17. dawson
    7:04 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Kirby: The more tail, the better the personality. Newfs are a good example of great personality. Humans still have personality, just not as nice. I could be wrong 'cuz I'm making it all up. :-)

    Melanie: Wow! Mac looks so nice and smooth.

  18. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:12 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Oh dear. My tail certainly doesn't measure up to a Newf tail. I guess that doesn't make me Mr. Personality, which is what my Dad calls me sometimes. Sigh!

  19. Siber-H
    7:26 am on October 23rd, 2010

    If humans had tails, they could read each others moods better than they do. Humans can learn a lot about a dog's mood by watching their tails. This, of course, does not apply to all dogs.

    PA writes extremely well about baseball…the best. hint hint

    Mac looks like he is into some deep thinking in that photo. Melanie, glad you figured out a way to avoid the perfume. We hate perfume.

    WOO WOO The Rangers are going to the World Series!

  20. B.Stover
    7:29 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Mac the Thurber look….I like that.

    Kirby: You have the eyes and ears to make up for anything lacking about the tail.

  21. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:47 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Thanks, Bee! That makes me feel much better!

  22. dawson
    8:24 am on October 23rd, 2010

    I think my theory about tails has some serious flaws not least because Kirby has a great personality. The original post was meant to be a joke (obscure, I know) relating to humans "getting a little tail" and thereby improving our personalities.

  23. Melanie
    8:40 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Kirby: The Newfs tails show their personality, large, fluffy and destructive by accident. You are a literary dog for sure!! Maybe we just need to know about your tail in literary metaphors?

    Dawson: LOL, thank you for explaining. I seem to be slllooowww today.

    B.Stover: Kissed by a slobbery pub Yankee diss-er! Have you recovered?

    Ummm, MagPie? I sort of remember that you guys are thinking of moving . . . Is that a thing that's real? Are you still going to have chickens, goats and rats?

  24. B.Stover
    9:43 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Melanie: Yes, I've recovered thanks, even though the pug kisses were probably more exuberant than usual. He was still overwhelmed by the Rangers' win and by the fact that I watched the game.

    I'm making date nut bread.

  25. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:01 am on October 23rd, 2010

    I think my tail is sharp and pen-shaped, making me — and my personality — Penworthy!

    Gotta go for awhile. Mom's shutting down the computer so she can go to Dad's game. BBL!

  26. Barb & Maggie
    11:08 am on October 23rd, 2010

    Melanie, We probably won't be moving anytime soon, as the market is slow here like every where else. Barb still wants to be a little bit in the coutry, so will look for something that is zoned for animals. She just wants us to be closer to her kids and grands, who don't get to come out often enough.

    Lyla (age 4) was here last Saturday and she is very tender and gentle with all creatures. Jack (1 1/2) was trying to pick up a box elder bug, but pretty much smuched it with his palm. Her mom said "I think it's dead, Lyla". Well she got down on all fours on the patio so she could look at it really close. Then she announced to everyone, "Well, its antlers are still alive."

    She also calls our big concrete silo a pyramid. She is a hoot!

  27. B.Stover
    11:12 am on October 23rd, 2010

    B&M: I knew exactly of Lyla meant!

  28. Melanie
    11:18 am on October 23rd, 2010

    MagPie, well Lyla had me laughing. I forget what a joy children are at that age. Especially when they aren't yours.

  29. Riö - The Evil
    12:04 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Hey!…She finally came home!…snort!… Now she says we have to go for a walk because I’ve been lying around all day long doing nothing….grump!….The Giants game doesn’t start for another 2 ½ hours…wheeze!

  30. Barb & Maggie
    12:26 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Melanie, Ditto on the kids. Barb loves when they visit but says they tire her out. I even get exhausted, because I have an obsessive need to keep order, and those kids have a mind of their own, kinda like Peanut!

    Barb's son Josh was ADHD, and they don't know yet whether Jackson is, or whether it's just that normal little boy energy. He is non-stop till he drops.

  31. Riö - The Evil
    1:08 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Kids!…Shudder!

  32. Siber-H
    1:30 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    ditto on shudder

  33. Barb & Maggie
    2:02 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Hey Rio and Siber, They DO have some redeming qualities!

  34. Riö - The Evil
    2:08 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Books!… My friend came home with a ton of Books!…snort!snort!… Her best friend had to meet someone out west at a Horse Holistic Event …heh!…Whatever. But the thing is they accidentally found a huge library book sale!….wow!….She said there was this enormous room full of books. Tables and tables full of books…wheeze!…Searching she found absolutely NO Peter Abrahams books…rats!… We have been having trouble finding his earlier works and she was hoping to get lucky… grunt!…Anyway, she bought about 9 books for 13.50…Woooo!… Two are Rex Stout books, and one is Laurie R. King… sniff!…Another is a book on Chess and the rest are Alexander McCall Smith…heh!…All of those are about the No# 1 Ladies Detective Agency. The books are in brand new condition except for the Rex Stout books… golly!

  35. Mollypop
    2:28 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    First of all I have to say that I don't want to talk about baseball ever again – at least not until next year.

    So talking about tails, you can see even in my tiny avatar (larger pic upon request) that I have a very poufy tail. Mom says that poufy means fierce.

  36. B.Stover
    2:29 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Rio: Which Rex Stout books?

  37. Riö - The Evil
    2:40 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Ummm!… “Some Buried Caesar” and “The Mother Hunt”….snort!…They are very thin…sniff!

    Six!….Game six is gonna start any minute now!…sniff!… I hope Mollie is ready for another torturous night!…Woooooo! …Go Giants!

  38. Melanie
    2:40 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Zoë is reading a AMS book but it is not No #1 Ladies Detective Agency. We have those already. This is based in Scotland, I think.

    I'm reading the new Lee Childs book.

    MollyPop don't read: I hope the Giants win tonight.

    We will then have a poufy World Series! (At least here, The Pac and I are wondering for whom Chet and Bernie will cheer. We bet that who ever it is, Admin will be for the other) snicker

  39. Riö - The Evil
    2:40 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Molly!… You are the biggest Wimp Ever!…,snort!… Just admit it!…snorkel!

  40. Riö - The Evil
    2:44 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    America!…Please stand for the National Anthem…snuff!..Sung by Miss America…woooo!

  41. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:45 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Hey everybody! Mom and Dad got back from Dad's game (Dad's team won, 42-6!) just in time to see Iowa score at the end of the first half, so they were in a pretty good mood. But then those stupid Badgers (that's Wisconsin for you non-football types!) came back and scored. And then we scored, and they scored. And then they did a trick play, and we blew clock management — whatever that is — and we lost by one point. So now the mood around here isn't so good.

    The good news is that Iowa State beat Texas! (Sorry if you like that team, Macy!) So at least one team from Iowa had a good day, even if it wasn't Mom and Dad's team!

  42. Riö - The Evil
    2:45 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    OMG!…She has a Phillies shirt one…phooey!

  43. Riö - The Evil
    2:46 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    ONE = ON…heh!

  44. Riö - The Evil
    2:47 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Kirby!… You football fanatic, are you going to be watching the Giants vs Phillies game tonight?…snort!… The Giants are destined to win, I just know it!…yeep!yeep!

  45. Mollie (a black pood
    2:56 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Giants Torture is right! I have a feeling we will win. I hope we do, I hope we do, I hope we do…

  46. Melanie
    2:59 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Wölfie Wigglebutt: I hope all is well and praying for you and your family.

  47. Riö - The Evil
    3:14 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Uh Oh! …The Giants pitcher has already walked a Phillie…snort!…Come on Giants!…Lets Goooo!…gruff!…Oh no! A wild pitch and that guy is on second base now…crap!

  48. Riö - The Evil
    3:28 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Hmmphf!…. 2 – 0 Phillies!…snort!…Finally the Giants are out of that Inning!…whew! …Lets Go Giants! Get some runs now!…grunt!

    Wookie! …The Laurie King novel she bought today is called, "A Darker Place"….snort!…She wants to know if we need to read it after a bunch of others, that is if we like her writing in the first place…wheeze!

  49. Siber-H
    3:29 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Wolfie, Hope all is well with you and your family. ditto to what Melanie posted.

  50. B.Stover
    3:31 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Both of those Rex Stout books are excellent.

  51. dawson
    3:38 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Hey!

    I'm reading AMS too. The Lost Art of Gratitude. An Isabelle Dalhousie novel.

    Rio: Your friend is wearing a Phillies shirt? WTH? Thanks to her the Phillies are ahead 2 – 0 in the 2nd inning.

    Go Giants!

    WWWWW: Thinking of you…

  52. Riö - The Evil
    3:42 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Dawson!…No No No!…snort!…Miss America had on a Phillies shirt…grunt!…My friend has on her Rockies tee-shirt…dammit!

  53. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:45 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Rio. A Darker Place is one of her stand alone novels, so don't worry about sequencing. Her stand alone novels tend to be bit darker and more intense then the Kate Martinelli or Mary Russell (Sherlock Holmes) novels, and can be a bit more uneven, although this one is actually quite good. The ending is a bit abrupt, but the build up is excellent and quite gripping (not quite exactly but not dissimilar to some of the PA novels). I think she should enjoy it, but even if it turns out to be too intense, I wouldn't turn away from Laurie King based on that book alone; again both the Mary Russell and Kate Martinelli series are both excellent (although the Mary Russell is probably the better of the two). Wookie

  54. Riö - The Evil
    3:46 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Big Mac!…Love the photo of Mac all trimmed up!…hey!…He doesn’t have any drool hanging from his jowls in this one….snort!…I bet he watches over Dan The Man big time…heh!

  55. Mollie (a black pood
    3:47 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Not a good start Giants…Rio: A Darker Place is not one of her books about Sherlock Holmes or one of her books about Kate Martineli. I only read her Sherlock Holmes books. I don't know much about that one.

    Tell your friend to cover up that shirt, it is bad luck for the Giants.

  56. Riö - The Evil
    3:49 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Wookie!…She looked over EVERYTHING and this was the only Laurie King novel in the whole place…grunt!…There were TONS of "the usual suspects" novels of course…sniff!…She was disspointed to not find any of the Charming Mr. Abrahams, but then she thought maybe no one wants to give up their Abrahams novels…heh!…We never will!

  57. Mollie (a black pood
    3:50 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Sorry, the Rockies T-shirt is OK

  58. Riö - The Evil
    3:51 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Grrrr!…For the last time! My friend is NOT WEARING A PHILLIES SHIRT!…grump!…For Pete's Sake! Read the above posts…growl!

    !

  59. dawson
    3:52 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Rio: Oh. I didn't see the anthem. Thank the powers that be. I thought your friend had gone to the dark side. Oh now see, I started a rumor and Mollie ABP believes it.

    Woo Woo! Tied 2-2.

  60. dawson
    3:54 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Rio's friend is NOT wearing a Phillies shirt!

  61. Siber-H
    3:54 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Game Tied! A brand new ball game! GO GIANTS!

  62. dawson
    3:58 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Wookie: You could make a living doing book reviews. Or do you?

  63. Riö - The Evil
    4:08 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Fight!…Both teams left their benches and were looking to fight each other!…Wow!… I haven’t seen that happen in a long time!…snuff!… This damned computer! Every time I want to post something quick as it is happening it says…”W-A-I-T FOREVER”….Crap!

  64. dawson
    4:10 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Wow!A Phillies batter hit in the back by a pitch. Ouch. That's gotta hurt. He goes to first then both benches swarm the field. Luckily, no punches were thrown.

  65. Riö - The Evil
    4:12 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Growl!… My friend was ‘this close’ to buying a new sweet computer with a big ole monitor and everything….grunt!…But that stupid ass car had to be repaired and now I have to live with this piece of crap that calls itself a Computer…grunt!

  66. Melanie
    4:17 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Riö: It's amazing how that works. New refrigerator vs furnace. Guess which one won.

  67. Riö - The Evil
    4:18 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Dawson!… The Phillies batter actually caught the ball that hit him and tossed it to the Giants Pitcher on his way to first base, the pitcher ignored the ball and said something unfortunate to the Phillies batter…snort!…Then all Hell Broke Loose…heh!…Fun! Baseball is so much Fun!…woooooo!

  68. Siber-H
    4:18 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    The furnace won. You have a big house to heat.

  69. Siber-H
    4:20 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I would have liked to have known what the batter and the pitcher said to each other. The rest of the guys got there quickly.

  70. Riö - The Evil
    4:24 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    SiberH!… It was a fire-storm the way they all left the dugouts! …Wow!…Fun! Fun! Fun!…heh!…What is better than watching a bunch of Millionaires beat each other up in a World Series Playoff Game??…snort!snort!…..Football I guess…

  71. Siber-H
    4:33 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    It's a full moon tonight. Howwwwl Howwwl Wooooo Wooooo

  72. Melanie
    4:35 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Siber-H: not only a cyber wiz but psychic.

  73. Riö - The Evil
    4:38 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Oh Boy!…SiberH is on a Full Moom Howling jig!…grunt!… The score is 2 – 2 top of the 5th!… snuff!…I wonder if Stover is watching tonight….snorkel!

  74. Melanie
    4:38 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Firestorm of players . . .

    Or a stream of billowing baseball teams turnout.

  75. Melanie
    4:40 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I bet she's eating date nut bread with wine instead of popcorn and beer.

  76. dawson
    4:44 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I thought I was watching a hockey game for a minute there.

  77. Mollypop
    4:47 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Seems like a hockey game to me.

  78. Mollypop
    4:49 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Dawson – We're on the same track here!

  79. B.Stover
    4:50 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I'm watching. These teams seem more tense. I like the Phillies guy (right fielder?) who slid to catch a fly ball.

    And I had a lovely glass of Malbec.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    4:56 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Stover!…Of course you do!…snort!…psst! I am so happy and excited that B. Stover is watching Baseball!…Wow!

  81. A. Catty Librarian
    4:57 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I've gotten all involved with Thurber online now that I've read about the Thurber dogs. Dog, he was funny. Go Giants!

  82. Riö - The Evil
    4:58 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Stover!…Did you see the big swarm to the field by all the players?…snuff!…That doesn't happen too often in baseball…heh!

  83. Melanie
    4:59 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    ACL: Where on line are you reading?

  84. Mollie (a black pood
    5:02 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    All the players on the field. Never a dull moment. Close call just now…

  85. B.Stover
    5:02 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Yes I saw the swarm. And that does seem more like hockey (which I don't watch though one can't avoid the red flags flying around here).

    Some of these guys are so young! 21? 23?

  86. Siber-H
    5:19 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I agree with Stover. These two teams seem more tense. It is like a brawl could break out at any moment. Oswalt shaking his head at the great acting by the SF batter was funny.

  87. Riö - The Evil
    5:26 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Young!…Yes, some of the players are very young…heh!…Buster Posey is only, what, 21 or 22?… Yet he is absolutely the most amazing rookie player to come along in a while….snort!… We here love Buster Posey and wish somehow he would play for the Rockies….gruff!

  88. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:36 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Sorry, Rio. My Dad was watching football, so no Giants game for me. And now Mom's turning off the computer to go to bed! She says 5:00 comes awfully early, and she has to get her walk in before she goes grocery shopping and then to church in the morning. So good night, y'all!

  89. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:37 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Oh, but before I have to leave, Go Giants!!!

  90. Riö - The Evil
    5:39 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Please!…Stand for God Bless America!…gruff!

  91. Siber-H
    5:40 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Macy must still be recovering from last night.

  92. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Kirby!…Too Bad you are not a full-time baseball fan!…snort!…We could use your Mojo pal!…heh!…Come on Giants! Get a Grip and Go for it!…Clap!Clap!-Clap!Clap!Clap!…Woooooooo!

  93. Riö - The Evil
    5:45 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Min Pin!…My guess is she is a Baseball Bitch and will not root for any team besides her own…heh! (that should get her blood up!…snort!)

  94. Riö - The Evil
    5:57 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Hey!…The Giants are ahead by one home run!…heh!…Woooooo!…Need more than one run guys!..come on!…snort!

  95. dawson
    6:00 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Sheesh! I get a phone call and missed a homer! But at least the right team got it. Go Giants!

  96. Siber-H
    6:00 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Wow…The Giants may be gonna put Tim into pitch. I hope so.

  97. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    LINCECUM!….wow!

  98. Melanie
    6:02 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Going to bed (Patsy is already in bed) but before I go . . .

    Let's go GIANTS!

  99. Riö - The Evil
    6:03 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Giants!….They are determined to win this!…woooooo!…Black Beard is warming up too!…heh!

  100. dawson
    6:08 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I love Lincecum but he gave up 2 hits already – the coach is pulling him and I agree – let Black Beard come and close this game.

  101. Mollie (a black pood
    6:11 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Black Beard we are counting on you…

  102. dawson
    6:11 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Double Play to get the Giants out of trouble. Go Giants!

  103. Siber-H
    6:14 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Brief appearance by Tim, but Black Beard can do this.

    hee hee I wasn't the 100 post.

  104. Mollie (a black pood
    6:14 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    If Buster Posey does not get to be "Rookie of the Year" I will be very disappointed.

  105. Mollie (a black pood
    6:16 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Lucky me, I just missed the 100 post…

  106. B.Stover
    6:25 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Dawson was number 100.

  107. Riö - The Evil
    6:26 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Oh Oh!!…The lovely Dawson Is the 100th post tonight!…heh!….Here I come Dawson!..SLUUUUUURP…SLOOOOOBBBER!…LICK LICK LICK!…and NIP NIP on your earlobes!…heh heh!…Oh oh this is fun!…SLURRRP!..YEEP YEEP!…Snort!…SLOBBER all over your face!…heh!

  108. dawson
    6:28 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Lay it on me, Pug mouth. But don't bite my earlobes. Hahaahaaahaaaa.

    I'm very ticklish there. Aaaaaah stoooooop iiiiiitttt!!!

  109. dawson
    6:31 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Pay attention! Phillies have runners on first and second. We need another double play.

  110. Riö - The Evil
    6:32 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Dawson!..I’m on top of you now LICK LICKING your face right up your nose…heh!…Now your Ears are getting it and NIP NIPing your earlobes…heh!heh!..

    Okay!…Back to Baseball!…slurp!..heh!

  111. dawson
    6:33 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    One more out is what we need. Actually I could use a towel to to wipe the slobber off my face and neck but I'm afraid to stop watching the game at this crucial point.

  112. Riö - The Evil
    6:33 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    BLACK BEARD!…wooooo!

  113. dawson
    6:34 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Oh no! Bases loaded.

  114. dawson
    6:37 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Full count…

  115. dawson
    6:39 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Woo Wooo Wooo!!!!!Strike out!!!!!Wooo Wooooo Woooo. Kiss me again Rio!!WooooWooooo

  116. Riö - The Evil
    6:41 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Haaaaaaa!…AAAAAAGH….AAAAAAAAGHE….Ooooooo…MY GAWD….I can hardly breath….Gasp!.Wheeze!…. The GIANTS win the PENANT!…Holy Crap!….Our Division!…sob!sob!sob!… Now it will be the Giants vs Rangers….AHHHHHHHHHHHH!…sob!

  117. B.Stover
    6:43 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    LOL!

  118. Riö - The Evil
    6:44 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Dawson!…Here it comes!…SLUUUUURRRRPPPP!…SLOOOOOBBBBBBER!….WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!…Wow!

  119. Riö - The Evil
    6:45 pm on October 23rd, 2010
  120. Siber-H
    6:46 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    YIPPIE!!! The Giants are going to the World Series!!! WOO WOO

    They did it Mollie! (it was tense)

  121. AbbietheKitty
    6:50 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    BStover,

    Maybe this is the time to teach you ROTFLMAO!!!

  122. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    6:50 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Whoopie!! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED two nights in a row. The Rangers versus the Giants. Looks like a great World Series. Wookie

  123. Mollie (a black pood
    6:51 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    I was holding my breath down to the last second. I can't believe it…S.F. Giants have never gone to the World Series. Torture is right…I can hear horns honking & my boy is so happy. Thank you all for cheering for the Giants today.

  124. Siber-H
    6:56 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    That's neat…Molllie can hear horns honking. I feel bad for the Giants because they only have each other to celebrate with back East, but they will be home soon enough.

  125. Mollie (a black pood
    7:01 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Yes, SiberH: I wish they could have won last time at home. It would be so nice to have the fans be able to share their joy..Cody Ross just won the NLCS MVP award. He said his nickname was Smiles…And he sure was smiling…

  126. Riö - The Evil
    7:12 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Oh!…Wow! What a night! What a night! For all the baseball fans!…Wooooo!…We finally get to watch a REAL World Series with REAL players!…heh!…Not those bought for robots on Steroi… Whatever!…This World Series will be one of the BEST So FAR EVER!!…WOOOOOOO!

  127. dawson
    7:13 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    The Rangers have never gone to the World Series but the SF Giants have been there a few times – they have won it 5 times as the New York Giants but have not won as the SF Giants. They were in the 2002 World Series.

  128. Riö - The Evil
    7:43 pm on October 23rd, 2010

    Stover!… My friend just re-read the discussion about Last of the Dixie Heros…snort!…She says she doesn’t remember writing any of it….grunt!…Can you believe that???… weird.

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