There was almost a fight. Benches cleared but level heads prevailed when Jonathon Sanchez took out his frustrations about how bad he was pitching by yelling something stupid at Chase Utley. Oh, yeah, and Sanchez had just hit Utley with the pitch. And all Utley did was gently toss the ball back to Sanchez. I think Sanchez might be related to Carlos Zambrano. The good news about the almost-fight was that no one did anything but mill around and argue a bit, and the delay gave the Giants time to get a relief pitcher ready so they could take Sanchez out of the game right away.
Personally this was my favorite game of the post season this year, so far. I saw the first 3 innings when both teams scored 2 runs and the almost-fight occurred. I napped from somewhere in the 5th to the 7th inning. I woke up to see the score was still 2-2. I then saw all the excitement of the last 2 innings, including the aforementioned home run, the relief appearance of Tim Lincecum (who is 26 even though he looks like he is 17), and the final out of the game. I'm not sure, but I think it was the nap that made it my favorite.
Other than watching the game, I had a pleasantly busy day yesterday. The kids got up early and did their homework and then we watched How to Train Your Dragon. I was dreading watching it and only did so because Sierra insisted. So of course it turned out to be a wonderful kids movie that I think is now one of my favorites. The underlying theme is that of the Golden Rule and it tells the story of a kid who is different from everyone else in his community but that difference is what ends generations of war. If Jeremiah can apply those lessons soon he might get that iPad!
Later in the afternoon I did some more wall-paper scraping, some errand-running including picking up paint color samples to keep me inspired in the scraping project, some vacuuming, some bill-paying and paper shredding, and some dog-walking in the rain. I listened to some delightful thunder, the far away kind.
Beginning Wednesday the Giants will be facing the Rangers in the Y'all Classic now. I will be rootin' and tootin' for the Giants this time around. So fasten your seat belts, it's World Series time!