Thursday, June 3, 2010

And Our Hero Drives Off into the Sunset in His New Convertible

But there's no happily ever after to this story. It's not a fairy tale. It's real life. Real life with grown men crying.

Jim Joyce was in tears as Armando Galarraga delivered the today's lineup card. Jim Leyland was in tears (and sunglasses) as he spoke pridefully about the Detroit fans and how they handled this whole debacle.

Armando Galarraga was all smiles as he was presented with a red Corvette convertible from Chevrolet, in lieu of being presented with a perfect game by Major League Baseball. He defied all logic, and was genuinely sanguine.

I'm trying to move on, really I am. I'm trying to be gracious, and follow the example set by Galarraga. But it's a little hard letting go. It's a little hard to see a thing of beautiful perfection snatched away so cruelly. It makes it more difficult to "relax, relate, release." By the way, if you can correctly identify the source of that little quote, you win the Old English D grand prize...to be revealed to the winner...at a time to be determined.

Anyhoo, I guess this post just serves to let the world know that it still stings, it still has me reeling, despite all the feel-good vibes of sportsmanship, dignity, class, honor and whatever other mumbo jumbo people are using to try to gloss over the pain. Deep down, it doesn't make it better. Deep down, I still want to hurl.

4 comments:

Eric said...

Is it by chance, from "A Different World?" That awful awful spin-off of the cosby show?

OldEnglish said...

Yes, it is! Now, did you google it?
Either way, you win the prize.
Email your address to oldenglishd@att.net
and I will send you the prize:
the Detroit Free Press poster of Magglio Ordóñez wining the batting title in 2007. Felicidades!

Eric said...

Nah, I just had a brother who really loved the Cosby show and never watched anything but it for the better part of 15 years. VHS releases and all. It was miserable.

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