Today just has not been good, from beginning to end. I fell asleep during the Sox game last night (too many West Coast games!) to wake up this morning and find out they were shut out. Nothing aggravates me more than a shut out, especially when Schill is pitching, since pitchers can’t win games alone.
Then my brother left for Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York. I’m very proud of him and all, but Ithaca is a tad bit far away. My brother and I have never been separated for longer than a couple weeks, and even those couple of weeks were rare occasions, so this is a big change.
Afterwards, I had to do some of my summer history homework. That’s right – summer homework. There is something wrong with this idea. I still have a book left for summer reading, a math packet, and three more history assignments. I am taking AP US this year, so I guess I should expect a lot of work.
Shortly after I finished, I got knocked out with a migraine. Anyone who has ever had a migraine before knows it is No Fun, especially when no one else is home and you have to get your own excedrine and ice pack when you can’t really see straight.
Thankfully, I woke up in time to watch the Internation Championship game of the little league World Series, which was a fantastic match up. Japan won, 3-0, even though Mexico put up a decent rally (bases loaded, no outs) in the bottom of the sixth. I love the little league World Series, so I’ll probably be up by noon to watch both the consolation game and the championship.
Now my hopes are pinned on the Red Sox to add a happy ending to my difficult day. Will the offense heat up? Will Wells continue to pitch well after his performance in Boston? How will Manny respond to being back in the lineup? Is Kevin Youkilis feeling well enough to sub in perhaps the ninth? All these questions will hopefully be answered by 1 AM. Until then . . . I’ll be here.