Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Frog that Became a King

As honorary chairman of the welcoming committee, it is my
privilege to extend to you a laurel…and a hardy handshake.
-Howard Johnson

The hardware and titles just keep on coming. No, the Red Sox did not win it all this year. But, they’re giving us plenty in the off season to cheer for. Not only did Dusty win the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and the Lucite Lighter, on Tuesday he added to the pile an MVP trophy. What a year it was for a man I refuse to refer to as small out of fear that he will kick my ass.

Dusty is not the only one getting hardware around here. Some 4000 New York Sox fans have been named to the cabinet of His Mighty Munificence The Governor of RSNNY. And, around 8 o'clock they will gather tonight at Thom’s to mingle and share a hot stove and cold drinks and even take some stuff home with them. Not an officer yet? Don’t fret. Just tell us which title you want and His Goobernatorialness will consider it. Just be warned, the following titles are already taken: Secretary of Edjumacation, Monsignor of Faith, Archivist of Thunder Mist, Borough President of Third Base, and Guy of Strong. (Click to see all of the titles.) In honor of these noble posts Harpoon Brewery will be at Thom's promoting their Winter Warmer Ale and giving away stuff (a.k.a. beer).

As a bonus The Boundless Botolphian Governor of RSNNY has convinced the NBA to schedule the 1st place defending champion Boston Celtics against the Detroit Pistons for tonight.

Ode to Dusty
Did you ever read about a frog who dreamed of bein' a king
And then became one
Well except for the names and a few other changes
If you talk about me, the story's the same one
-Neil Leslie Diamond

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.