Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Zen Win


Last night, a voice emerged for "calm."

To watch the game without JU-JU, false idols, or rage.

Simply take what comes and enjoy it.

Nothing else was working, so a number of us signed up.

I give you below some of my in -game texts to Duque and Mustang ;

" Thrill to the moment;  the colors, the spirit of the crowd."

"Ebbing and flowing.  Energy.  Mother earth.  Balletic movements."

" Failing with dignity.  Watching the ball. Trying not to hurt it."

" The ball in flight, arcing its way north, passes through the yellow light of early evening."

" Balance again.  Fairness."

I was totally Zen, as you can read, until Girardi brings in Tyler Clippard to close out the game in the ninth, with an 8-2 lead.

When he gave up a double and a home run, I bowed my way out of the incense ridden TV room, grabbed my 20 gauge shot-gun, went outside, and blasted two rounds into the cornfield.

Thanks, anyway, LBJ, you got me through 8 innings.

6 comments:

Local Bargain Jerk said...


When he gave up a double and a home run, I bowed my way out of the incense ridden TV room, grabbed my 20 gauge shot-gun, went outside, and blasted two rounds into the cornfield.

Aroldis Chapman-inspired "Firearms Zen" is sometimes called for. I'm not a Zen Master, but a cornfield would seem to be a more peaceful and harmonious target than one's girlfriend's garage ceiling. YMMV.

Urban Farmer formerly known as DutchFan said...

Alphonso Goes Ray Kinsella, but Then armed And Zen-arous.

Iowa Seems Pivotal.

Mustang said...

Part of what makes Alphonso so special is, he's coachable. He's willing to listen and try new things and work out the kinks. It's what you want.

Leinstery said...

I have a god feeling about this game, John and Suzyn just spent Torreyes' ab making fun of Carl Pavano. Suzyn mocked his "famous half-mound rehab". John called him the American Idle and said he thought that nickname was funny.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
COMEDY GOLD!!!

Leinstery said...

Nevermind, team sucks