July 16th, 2008

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Knee-jerk negativity just never got me through

I went all but dormant online yesterday--seemed like all of my usual haunts were focused on the negative on multiple fronts, and it's taken me a while, but I've finally grasped the concept that what I need to do at that point usually is go away. Not that criticism can't be called for, or that folks can't vent, but I guess the backdrop of Sox/Yankee tension* makes everything in the foreground more overwhelming. (* One example of what I mean--it drives me nuts when Sox fans criticize Yankee fans but then use disparaging terms for their stadium, players, etc. Can't have it both ways. I prefer not to act that way, while realizing I'm perhaps in a minority. See "go away," above.)

That said: booing Sox players in the introductions? All well and good. Harassing Papelbon because you fell for the spin put on his comments by a tabloid rag? Pretty pathetic. (Is there a closer in the league who wouldn't have said "I want to be on the mound in the ninth"? Honestly?)

But anyway--sittingstill staying off message boards while staying up for THE GAME THAT WAS NEVER GOING TO END = sittingstill editing!

Photos from Saturday and Sunday!Collapse )
Meanwhile, over at SoSH there's an auction to benefit the fight against ALS, and I've donated two prints to the auction (Paps and the champagne, and Wake and Pesky on ring day) as well as one to the raffle (Pedroia). Take a look if you're interested!
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    exhausted more sleep plz?