My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

11 October 2009

the postseason

Since 1986 the Angels have been unable to beat the Red Sox in the post season. And so, this year when they won their division, and so did the Red Sox, we approached the division series without much hope. Would history repeat itself once again? Would we get this far only to be thwarted by the likes of Big Poppy and Papelbon and our long-time nemesis AJ Pierzinski?

But we couldn't NOT watch, right? And so we did ... Thursday night, and Friday night ... and we won. We WON! We beat the Red Sox more in two nights than we have in the last several years of postseason match ups with Boston. And then this morning, a few innings into the first game in Boston, we found ourselves behind 5-1. It looked like the Sox were finally getting their old groove back, and we worried the Angels were letting them get into their heads. But we were wrong, and slowly but surely the Angels fought their way back, and our faith in Mike Scioscia and the Halos was not only restored, but began to soar as it hadn't in years. We came back, we hit Papelbon, we tied them, we passed them, and then Fuentes shut them down in the bottom of the ninth. The series is ours!!! A three-game sweep of our long-time rivals ... in their own park! Ah, the victory is sweet.

Even Josephine seemed to know it was a special day.

My dad is equally as thrilled for the Dodgers. Ah, what we wouldn't give for a Dodgers-Angels world series ... if we could just keep it from tearing the family apart.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't win with that little cutie rooting for them! ;-)