It was the best of times it was the worst of times...
Sunday the Patsies won their second game showcasing a million stars on defense: Harrison, Seau, Bruschi, Vrabel, Wilfork, Colvin, et al, while Tom Brady continued to prove that he don't need no stinkin' wide receivers. He can just throw the ball to running backs and tight ends all day. This week they play on Sunday night against that snake that knocked us out of the playoffs last year: Jake Plummer. This time Denver is at The Razor and you should be at Thom's for $4 Harpoon Octoberfest pints. (Please don't punch holes in the wall if something goes wrong.)
The Sox finally showed some grit this weekend taking 3 of 4 from the "team we don't mention by name" with a bunch of minor leaguers and cast-aways. Torre even brought out A-Rod and Damon to pinch hit in the ninth for no other reason but to extend the inning so Jeter could get one more chance to add to his hitting streak. But, it wasn't meant to be. Timlin shut the door, empowered by his blue Lester bracelet leaving the Captain on deck scratching his intangibles.
And speaking of grit, several Thom's regulars appeared on NESN this weekend talking about the Red Sox and being a fan in NYC. I'm trying to get a copy for screening.
It's been a tough year, but the future is bright. The Portland Seadogs, the Red Sox AA affiliate, won the Eastern League title for the first time, beating Akron in a rematch of last year's championship. Almost 4000 proud Mainers shook the aluminum stands at Hadlock Field then celebrated by breaking tradition and telling everyone asked exactly how to get there from here...
Speaking of kids, come see some of tomorrow's stars today as the Sox take on the Twins tonight. Also tonight at Thom's is Trivia Night. Live from his appearance on NESN dishing trivia to the BLOHARDS it's Q & A with John Quinn. Come in and compete for prizes and pride.
Thanks again to everyone that showed up for the Boston Latin Alumni event last week. And thanks to Seth Mnookin who discussed then signed his book Feeding The Monster on Thursday for a great crowd of Thom's regulars. We still have a few books in the basement at a discounted price. Seth even said he'd come back in to sign a few. So ask at the bar if you want one.
Michael "Thundermist" Benoit brought us back a jug of Autocrat from his home in Rhode Island (the biggest little state in the union). So, ask for a coffee milk at the bar and we'll mix you up one.
Monday, October 30, we'll celebrate the Patriots in Monday Night Football with our first Clamapalooza. We'll be shucking top-neck clams during the game at a darn good price and pouring Harpoon Bohemian Pilsener.
Also, we're planning on screening Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey sometime in the next month. So, don't miss the opportunity to watch this documentary about former Sox hurler Bill Lee and talk with the filmmakers.