From: Todd B
To: Brent P
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012  6:31 pm
Subject: Re: Game Time!

Hey!

As far as I know, you’re the first to watch the scoreboard! And thanks for doing so!

On average, an inning lasts three minutes, unless some big scoring goes on, or a pitching change…usually the later innings last longer. Right now I have a bad situation: one Expo run is in, two on with two out. I’m almost ready for a reliever, but not yet. Asshole Concepcion booted a third-out grounder in the 8th, allowing that run to score.

Right now it’s a CD that’s playing…a new one I bought from 1983 that was just issued on disc. But usually it’s an LP that I play on my still-functioning turntable (a few years ago I had to order a new needle from a place called Needle Doctor in Minnesota).

Now, back to the game. It could get ugly on the scoreboard!

TB

From: Brent P
To: Todd B
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012  6:39 pm
Subject: Re: Game Time!

Funny, I remember a lot of players from ’78. And now I can’t even name 5 players for today’s games.

Going for wine on balcony and game of backgammon with Simona. Send me final score.

From: Todd B
To: Brent P
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012  6:52 pm
Subject: Final from Olympic Stadium

Doug Bair came in with two on in the eighth, got the out, then saved it in the ninth to give the Reds a 4-2 win. Mike LaCoss improved his record to 2-1, with Bair earning his 14th save, while Scott Sanderson took the loss, which evened his won-lost mark at 3-3.

Of course, I remember nearly every player from 1978, but I’m like you…I don’t know anyone from today. I see a name that I remember from long ago, and find out that it’s a player’s son. Good lord!

Hope you and Miss Sim are having a relaxing time on the balcony. Can’t wait to see the final score of your backgammon game on your blog site!

TB

From: Brent P
To: Todd B
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012  7:03 pm
Subject: Re: Final from Olympic Stadium

Game 1, Sim got me trapped and skunked me with 15 points. Game 2 starting.

Wine is affecting my play, and Sim blowing cig smoke across the playing field.

From: Todd B
To: Brent P
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012  7:09 pm
Subject: Re: Final from Olympic Stadium

I’d have her ejected from the game immediately, then suspended for three days for ‘conduct detrimental to the game’…

From: Brent P
To: Todd B
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012  7:11 pm
Subject: Re: Final from Olympic Stadium

Ok, I just threw her over the balcony.

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