Friday, April 20, 2007

Red Sox Defeat The Yankees 7 to 6

While the world remains an imperfect place, it just became a little bit better when the Sox scored 5 runs in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Yankees. That is all, except for this:
The Boston Symphony Orchestra was performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. In the piece, there's a long passage, about 20 minutes, during which the bass violinists have nothing to do. Rather than sit around that whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a drink. After slamming several beers in quick succession, one of them looked at his watch. "Hey! We need to get back!" he cried. "No need to panic," said a fellow bassist. "I thought we might need some extra time, so I tied the last few pages of the conductor's score together with string. It'll take him a few minutes to get it untangled." A few moments later, the drunk musicians staggered back into the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra. About this time, a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy. She pointed this out to her date. "Well, of course," said her companion. "Don't you see? It's the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded."

1 comment:

zaphod said...

That's a good joke. Here's another one.

As to the game, I love the way Cora is playing. I'm also encouraged by Crisp's huge hit. That's going to help him with his confidence. If Crisp starts to put things together offensively, the Sox will be in very, very good shape. Finally, Okajima-san has been a nice surprise. A lefty who gives right-handed hitters problems is a GREAT addition to the bullpen.