Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Live Text-Messaging between Two Different Games: An Evening in the Life of the Sistahs

The scene is Worcester, Massachusetts, around 6:00pm this evening. I'm leaving work and heading to Hanover Insurance Park at Holy Cross College for opening night of the independent Worcester Tornadoes, which in its first year of existence won the 2005 Can-Am League championship. I have a single ticket to the sold-out game.

Meanwhile, not far away in Boston, Beazer is riding the T on her way to Fenway Park to watch the Sox and Yankees in the second of their three-game series. It's less than 24 hours since the Good Guys summarily dispatched the Evil Empire by a score of 9-5, though it wasn't even as close as that sounds. Beazer too has a single ticket for her game.

I ring up Beazer on the cell phone. Do me a favor, I ask, text message me with updates. I'll be at the Tornadoes game. No problem, she says.

Slightly more than an hour later, while I'm watching the Tornadoes get their rings, the cell phone vibrates. It's an incoming text message...

WARNING: The following exchange has not been edited. If you are offended by vulgar language or poor punctuation, STOP READING NOW.


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7:09 - Beazer - Demon just led off the game with a home run

7:10 - Triumphant Red Sox Fan - Fuck.

7:12 - Beazer - Wake got the rest of the side out

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7:51 - Beazer - 2-0 yanks in the third

7:51 - Triumphant - How did the 2nd run score?

7:57 - Beazer - Did i say 2 i meant 3 fucking demon hit a double

8:02 - Triumphant - I hate him.

8:09 - Beazer - As do i

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8:17 - Beazer - Men lob are killing them

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8:42 - Beazer - I'm freezing they are losing and batshit tavares is warming up

8:42 - Beazer - Dougie has two passed balls one just resulted in the yanks fourth run

8:54 - Triumphant - I don't suppose it would make you feel better to know that the Tomatoes [inside joke name for the Tornadoes] are winning...

9:02 - Triumphant - 4-1, I hear. How did we score?

9:02 - Beazer - At least one of us is having fun fucking jt snow just killed a rally with a double play dougie knocked in a run for us

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9:10 - Beazer - Slappy just hit a three run home run tavares is now in maybe he'll hit posada

9:15 - Triumphant - So what you're saying is that spilled MFY [Mother F***ing Yankees] blood will make it OK?

9:21 - Beazer - Pretty much

9:27 - Triumphant - Just keep reminding yourself that whatever happens tonight, the MFY still won't be in 1st place when they leave.

9:28 - Beazer - That is what makes this not so bad

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9:29 - Beazer - Holy shit manny just made it 7-4 with one out!

9:31 - Triumphant - What inning?

9:33 - Beazer - 7

9:33 - Beazer - The yankees lefty specialist just walked trot

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9:42 - Beazer - Doug mirabelli - rally killer - 7-4 yanks top of eighth and david riske is in did they send down lenny?

9:44 - Triumphant - THEY SENT LENNY DOWN?? :(

9:47 - Beazer - I dont know someone had to go i dont know who

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10:02 - Beazer - Farnsworth just imploded in the 8 two on one out and torre brought in rivera to pitch to papi

10:02 - Triumphant - Holding my breath...

10:06 - Beazer - Papi got out manny hit a single that knocked in a run trot is up

10:07 - Beazer - Trot is out 7-5 top of the ninth

10:07 - Triumphant - Tomatoes closer just coughed up a 3 run lead, tie game, 1 out. Grrrr...

10:09 - Beazer - Oh for cryin out loud what is with our boys all around

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10:11 - Beazer - Papelbon is in to face the top of the lineup

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10:20 - Triumphant - Are you alive?

10:21 - Beazer - Mohr is our last chance

10:25 - Beazer - Mohr is out game over 7-5 i hate demon and slappy

10:25 - Triumphant - Yeah, T's just lost too. Fuck.

10:29 - Beazer - Well this night sucked

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And that, dear readers, is a glimpse into the life of two sistahs who go to ball games alone... but are you ever really alone when you and a sistah both have cell phones and know how to use them?

16 comments:

Beazer said...

I feel the need to mention that my cell phone is new and I'm still working out the logistics of capital letters and punctuation!

Re-reading this made me laugh out loud...takes a little of the sting away. :-)

Beazer said...

And, you're right, I felt like you were at the game with me!

Beazer said...

One last note...my new cell phone is a silver razr...so the photo you chose is perfect!

Soxcruiser said...

I'm lucky to get a few words text. I have no idea how you are able to text that much during the game. I'd miss everything if I was doing that. I am all thumbs when I'm trying to text anything.

Since you two probably missed it, when Arod hit the homerun he seemed to not know where the ball had gone and was looking straight up as if it was a pop up. He hesitantly ran towards first and asked the first base coach if it was a homerun. Hubby thinks it was all an act after the spanking he got in the NY papers. Regardless, that homerun was the killer.

We'll get them tonight. I hope Matt has taken his confidence pills today.

Brenken said...

You two should take your comedy act on the road!
The game wasn't funny but reading about it the way Beazer wrote it made me laugh.
Rich Gedman will get the Tomoatoes turned around so they can win another ring.
You're both good fans.

The Triumphant Red Sox Fan said...

Cruiser, it will probably amaze you even further to consider that I was also keeping a scorecard...

The Triumphant Red Sox Fan said...

Hey Beaz, I'm thinking - we potentially have the makings of a Faithful-like book. Do you want to be Stephen King or Stewart O'Nan?

Soxcruiser said...

The two of you work great off of one another. You need to leave the O'Nan part out completely. Nothing worse than someone complaining about the view from the Monster seats or that they didn't catch a foul ball, after already catching several.

Beazer said...

//we potentially have the makings of a Faithful-like book. //

I'm SO in.

Although, I'm with Cruiser...we need to leave O'nanness out of it!

:-)

You sistahs are too kind to goofy us!

Varitekchick said...

I love you guysssssssss! I have a cell phone but I don't even know HOW to text message. Waahhh !! I wanna be at the game with Cyn tonight behind home plate! Oh well. I'm there with ya in spirit, sistah!

Varitekchick said...

And btw, you guys are freakin' HYSTERICAL! I'm glad you watched your games together!

The Triumphant Red Sox Fan said...

VC, I'll teach you to text message so we can have fun conversations during the games too!

P.S. It wasn't Lenny who was sent down; it was Alvarez.

Michael Leggett said...

Best exchange of Text Messaging I've ever read in my life, was read here tonight.

Every time that Slappy came to bat in the Sunday Night ESPN Subway Series(Mets-Yankees) Game, he was greeted with "Jeter's Boyfriend", until he was pulled in the bottom of the 8th Inning.

Beazer said...

Michael, they did the same thing on Tuesday night to Jeter (and they did "Arod's boyfriend" as well!)

Saw another loss...oh well, next time!

Michael Leggett said...

Beaz?

A lot of RSN was at Shea Stadium, including myself.

The Mets & Red Sox Fan Bases, have common chants for "A-Joke" & Jeter.

The Shared HATRED is there.

Michael Leggett said...

The "Tomahawk Chop" Chant with "yankees Suck" was cool on Sunday Night, while mocking the Atlanta Braves & DFyankees at same time.