Saturday, July 19, 2008


Today was supposed to be the last regular game of The Evil Dictator's baseball season. It has been raining hard on and off since last night. As of 11:30, we hadn't heard whether his game, scheduled for 1:00, was going to take place. I checked the website, and all the morning games had been cancelled, but not the afternoon games. My ex called, asking me if I'd heard from the coach. I hadn't, so I decided that since I we live only about a block from the park that his games are played at, I'd walk over there and look at the field. It was pouring rain as I walked out the door with my umbrella, the rain began to really pour. I had a feeling I already had my answer.

As you can see from the picture I took with my phone camera, the diamond was more suited to a swim meet than a baseball game. By the time I'd walked back home, the league had posted the cancellation of the 1:00 PM games on their website. Looking at the standings on the league website, I saw that none of the standings in the division could be changed by today's results. In all likelihood, the game will not be made up. The regular season is probably over unless we have make-up game tomrrow. On Monday, the playoffs will begin.

In his league, everybody makes the playoffs. The playoffs are single-game elimination, and the teams they play are based on their standings. The Red Sox, Adam's team, finished second in their division. They will play the Tigers, who they soundly beat when they played them in the season. If they beat the Tigers, they play the Yankees for the league championship, and go to the World Series. This would be a first for us.

The Yankees, who are coached by his coach from last year, have done well, with 11 wins and only 2 losses. They beat us twice this season, but just barely. Will the third time be the charm?


Erik Donald France said...

That's some serious flooding. Might need a new hybrid kind of baseball, aquaball? Mudball?

In any case, hopefully third time's the charm, indeed!

SkylersDad said...

Wheres the groundscrew pulling out the tarp? :^)

Mathman6293 said...

I hope the playoffs go well. The boy and I miss playoffs - we had them in Des Plaines but here we go from the season right to allstar and the Dizzy Dean tournies. Hard to believe we already done.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Good luck to Adam in the playoffs. Get some hot bats going!

DivaJood said...

Whoa, that's some serious water on the field. Good luck.