hey matt,

while you were gone, the angels won the world series

Posted by: tony at October 28, 2002 08:25 AM

Matt, Congratulations. Great series and the better team won. It was great to see a real workman-like team take the series intead of a bunch of pampered, overpaid stars (like the Yankees or Braves). I officially jumped on the bandwagon yesterday afternoon when I bought an Angles cap and got Billie a t-shirt. I didn't want to go into game 7 without cheering the Halos on appropriately, thereby jinxing them. I guess my purchases paid off.

Posted by: Howard Owens at October 28, 2002 12:16 PM

hi, it's monday, wtf?

oh, you meant monnnnnnnnnday.

Posted by: tony at October 28, 2002 03:41 PM

Dear Tony & Everybody,

Thanks!!!!! I still can't believe it. Me & my brother watched the same highlights of the same final out literally nine times last night, sipping wine & then JD until 3:15 in the morning, trying to convince each other that it actually happened. Found out that he & my Dad had gone to Game Two (the 11-10 game!), so we had family representation in all three rounds. The incredible Game 6 was at my granddad's wake, and I swear I didn't even start watching it until moments after Bonds' crazy homer ... and the room was filled with nothing but girls (my sis, nieces, my mom, all kinds of second cousins), and they were all screeching at the TV, invoking strange voodoo rituals (my mom, who allegedly never watches sports, actually stood me & Bro up in perfect "fan position" -- feet spread, arms-crossed, etc. -- in order to maximize the rally). Larry (my oldest brother, who is nearly 40), couldn't even watch when the Giants were hitting, so he had to leave the room and peek around the walls.....

Anyways, I'll probably write about some of this, but I just wanted to thank you all for your kind comments. I'm really quite crazy with happiness, which is something that has happened too damned infrequently these past months.

Posted by: Matt Welch at October 28, 2002 04:00 PM
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