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the roller coaster of being a sports fan


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Identifying, and smirking at the people on sports radio who were so gloomy yesterday, after the Detroit Tigers lost a 1-0 contest to go down 2-1 to Boston in the ALCS, today being so chipper and assuming "we're going to win and head to the World Series! WOO!", despite the fact two of the remaining games are in Boston. Hey, I get it, I've gone from resigned pessimism after losing game 2 in shocking fashion, to the resignedly optimistic position of hey, it could happen, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander are still slated for the last two games, and all the starting pitchers have been lights out the whole series. Who knows?

In related news, World Series tickets for the games in Detroit, which may not happen, are selling at $350 a seat (on the cheap end!). I'm thinking I should have tried and grabbed 4 tickets at $250 apiece when they went on sale, and then resold 2 at $500 apiece, and taken my brother to the game with the other two for free-ish. watching the prices on Stubhub, I'm pretty sure that's what some people are doing.

There's still a possibility that I may splurge, since my brother has had the experience of going to a world series game, back when the Tigers made it in 2006, and I was not able to make it back from Wisconsin for the event. That's at least made possible by the fact that I didn't get a position I interviewed for on Wednesday, which would have taken me away from the Detroit area immediately, had I been successful. Oh well. At least this time, I got done with the interview, and felt like that I had a chance of getting the position, which wasn't the case the last interview I had. Steps in the right direction, right?

My scale is throwing a battery warning at me, and I haven't a clue where I put the replacements. Stuff tends to get lost a bit through a couple of moves (last year), and batteries, well, they aren't necessarily a priority. Wonder if there's a Batteries Plus type store around, or if Bed Bath and Beyond would have the right type? Guess I could always check walgreens first, since that's the nearest store.

Heading up north for a wedding this weekend. It seems as though the weather will be dreary for the drive up. Hoping that the leaves have turned cool colors up there. Might have to take a drive along the Lake Michigan shoreline, too.
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FUNGIRL81005 10/21/2013 12:29PM

    Did you get the drive done? Lake Michigan shoreline? i have never been that way.......How was the weather?
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CLPURNELL 10/18/2013 4:53PM

    Hope you make it to the World Series if the tigers make it!

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SHRINKING_SARA 10/18/2013 4:50PM

    Fingers crossed for my Cardinals tonight!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2013 9:21PM

    Probably a CR2032 button type battery and CVS or Walgreens should have it. If you have a Target or Shopko nearby, they have it too.



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LOLATURTLE 10/17/2013 8:16PM

    Batteries: radio shack, buddy.

I'm not the biggest baseball fan but have had that experience with football, hehe.

I used to go to some Indians games in HS when my dad was sharing a set of season tickets... (I like baseball better in person!) We had playoffs & or/World Series tickets when they were doing so well back then (1990-something... don't care to look it up) and my mom GAVE THEM AWAY AHHHHHH. My brother and I were gobsmacked...

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PRIZM96 10/17/2013 4:22PM

    I am on the same roller coaster every Friday night watching our High School Football team....... *sigh*

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3016DEBRA 10/17/2013 4:07PM

  Good luck with finding the right battery. I wish everything took the same size ~ it would make life a little easier! Have a good weekend emoticon emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 10/17/2013 3:47PM

  Thanks for sharing

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