That was awesome. I had the Braves on a radio station that kept fading in and out on back roads taking a short cut to Oxford (movie theater). Through the crackling static I could tell Kimbrel loaded the bases with no outs. I had called my aunt (it’s her son I was taking to the movie, so she agreed to do this) and told her to buzz my phone if either team scored.
So, after the radio permanenty faded out with the bases loaded for KC, I just turned it off and waited for the phone to buzz. Talk about a watched pot never boils. I waited, and waited, and waited… the radio finally came in just enough to hear Jim’s excited voice, but I couldn’t tell what he said.
I called my aunt and said “Don’t tell me Kimbrel got out of that jackpot.” She said, yup. Couldn’t believe it.
She buzzed me two minutes before the movie started and let me listen to Wagner’s last two outs and told me NY and PHIL lost. AWESOME win.
Awesome movie, too. More than satisfying, even. Mara, take tissues. You never saw a group of grown man happier to have their eyes hidden by 3D glasses.
Bub, you have a very nice Aunt…and her son has a very kind cousin. Speaking of cousins, the Rev’s cousin swung by today and he’s almost as big a Braves fan as I am. It’s very refreshing chatting Braves baseball with someone almost as insane as me. And, I was able to use the word Brave in scrabble tonight. It was freakin awesome!