This week has not been the best for The Baseball Bloggess.
A flat tire on Tuesday resulted in four new tires on Wednesday. (Followed by a brand new flat in one of the brand new tires just a few hours ago. That’s not the way these things are supposed to work, you know.)
A cold shower on Friday morning resulted in a new hot water heater on Friday afternoon.
A frizzled-out 6-year-old cell phone that started to die last Monday resulted in a brand new much-smarter phone on Saturday that seems, for its steep price tag, to simply offer me the ability to now send cat emojis to people in text messages.
I’m sure that there’s more to the phone than just emojis, and if I were 23, I’m sure I would figure it out. But, I’m probably good with just the emojis.
The front burner on our stove stopped working – just stopped – a few minutes ago. I suppose that’s going to cost something, too.
Oh, and our tax man is in the hospital (with our tax forms) and Editor/Husband just got a $33,000 bill in the mail from the hospital for a visit his mother made that the insurance company doesn’t seem inclined to help with.
This is not to complain … well, not too much. And, don’t tell me about Mercury being in double retrograde. Things break every day and it just seems that we were due.
Sure, you could argue that Editor/Husband’s leg/hip also broke when Mercury was retrograde back in January. You could argue that … but you’re not helping anything if you do.
That about covers the week.
Oh, wait. Yesterday.
Baltimore Orioles reliever Tyler Wilson gave up a meatball of a pitch in the bottom of the 9th to give the Toronto Blue Jays a walk-off home run and their second win of the season.
Coulda been this one.
Or, as Jim Palmer described it …
That pitch came just a few hours after – seriously, I am not making this up – Tyler’s brother and University of Virginia reliever Riley Wilson gave up a similar meatball of a pitch in the 8th to give the Virginia Tech Hokies a three-run homer and their first win against Virginia since 2015.
Riley Wilson. Virginia vs. Niagara in March.
Where did all the happy go?
Like last Sunday …
Virginia celebrates a home run by Caleb Knight in a win over Pitt on April 9.
Things have to start looking up again.
Oh look … they have!
Today’s Charlottesville Daily Progress informed me of this …
This can only mean great things for our Tom Tom …
Look how excited he is!
Mookie, on the other hand …
… is more impressed with the skink on the other side of the patio screen.
So there you go.
Sure, that $25K is going to Charlottesville’s annual Tom Tom Festival, but can’t a cat dream?
And, anyway …
There’s baseball today. It’s sunny outside. It’s gonna be ok.
Or, as my new phone would say …