I finally got "that song" out of my head. Well, it's not really out of my head it's been transformed into a folk version more in tune with Woody Guthrie or a ditty by Pete Seeger circa 1944. It makes more sense, but it's far more annoying. Think the old Old Spice theme.
By the way, Paul Shaffer did a fine version of "that song" last night in introducing Papelbon on Letterman (If that doesn't work, try here.) The cavalcade of stars continues Friday with Papi on Conan and "Bad Man" Manny Ramirez on Leno. (They should have them both as contestants on "Jay Walking".)
It took a whole two days for me to miss the baseball season. Tuesday night, I grabbed my computer to check the score and quickly realized that there was no score. The party's over. Or, is it?
The Green Team
Just as one circus is packing up another is coming to town. The new and improved Boston Celtics kick off their season Friday night and there should be a great crowd of the dusty jersey wearing faithful on hand. Pundit after pundit has picked the Celts to win the East. Will they live up to the hype? If you're a huge Celts fan let me know. There might be a film in the works.
The Showdown X (that's a ten not an eks)
The bigger and badder Patsies visit their only real rival this week at 4:00 in Indianapolis. Tom Brady has faced Manning 9 times. He won the first 6 and lost the last 3. He's hoping number 10 will be a blowout, but he's not counting on it. I'm hoping they run up the score.
More Thom's Foolery
Have you seen my baseball? Here we go again. No one can blame Eyechart for this disappearing act. The final out has gone missing again. the last suspect seen with it was Varitek who caught the last strike, but he insisted that he gave it to Papelbon who, when asked, gave the reporters a bit of the who struck Jon.
Sign the petition to keep Mike Lowell.
The party's over
The candles flicker and dim
You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party's over
It's all over, my friend
-Betty Comden and Adolph Green