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Jaw-Dropping
2004-07-20 21:47
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

For 5 p.m. games during the work week, it goes a little something like this:

  • Catch the opening inning on MLB Gameday as I'm wrapping up my day.

  • Linger waiting for an at-bat to end before I log off and go to my car.

  • Listen to another inning on the drive home.

  • Miss about five or six innings, except for maybe a quick score check, as I tend to my lovely daughter, who now says, "How are you?" when I walk in.

  • Put her to bed at around 7:30, and catch the final inning or two.

    Today, it was Houston 4, Los Angeles 1 when I got home. It was Houston 4, Los Angeles 1 when I did my scorecheck.

    It was Los Angeles 6, Houston 4 after singing lullabies.

    And my jaw dropped. It literally, literally dropped.

    I have the ability to enjoy these moments. I know they end. But I can be made to feel good by them. It's my reward for the inevitable suffering.

    They came back. Again.

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