Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Lester Routs the Royals

So, d'ya think Curt Schilling is just a wee bit jealous that another Sox rookie has a no-hitter???

We were at Schill's big "almost" last year against Oakland, when he went 8 2/3 innings of no-hit ball and then shook off a sign from 'Tek to give up a single hit. Doh! The Sox still won a great game, 1-0, thanks to a solo homer by Big Papi, but I imagine that Schill has been kicking himself ever since, especially with the recent performances by the young guys on the BoSox staff...

I've actually been to a no-hitter once, when Mom and I took our trip to D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival in March 2001. Sort of on a whim one evening, we jumped onto public transportation to see the Red Sox play the Orioles, and Hideo Nomo (remember him??) pitched a no-hitter that game. How cool was that! By the late innings, even the opposing team's fans are starting to root for the no-no, simply because it's such an amazing feat, especially if you love the game and appreciate the beauty of the accomplishment.

I'm not expecting anything similar this weekend when we're in Oakland to see the Sox take on the As in a 3-game series, but I'd be happy to take at least 2 out of 3.


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