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Eowyn's Heart

The name of this blog is based on the character Eowyn from Lord of the Rings because I strongly identify with her on many levels. The purpose of this blog is to proclaim the glory of my Lord and King through His work in conforming me into the image of His Son, Christ Jesus. In all things, I trust you will see His hand at work.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Dodgers

Went to the Dodgers vs. Mets game with my Sunday School class this last Friday :-) I'm not really much of a baseball "fan" - but I do enjoy a live game. This one was really great. Most of our group were Dodger fans, but some are from the NY area and were far more interested in seeing the Mets win - which led to some fun rivalry :-)

The game was tied 3-3 at the close of the first inning. Then the Mets broke ahead for a while, then the Dodgers caught up by the 8th inning (7th or 8th, I think). Anyway, by the 9th inning it was tied 6-6. Met up at the top of the 9th and it was pretty much 3 up - 3 down. Dodgers up and in no time, the bases were loaded with 2 outs against the Dodgers. Bradley got up to bat - he's got good overalls and we'd expect him to do well, but all evening he'd been doing really poorly - starting with hitting the ball short and low in the 1st inning so that he AND they guy they had on 1st got out :-P do-do brain!

So, Bradley's up, bottom of the 9th, tied score, 2 outs, bases loaded - and all he has to get is ONE runner home . . . and what does he do???? Pop fly to left field - which, of course is caught! Leaving us tied at the top of the 10th!!! Aaarrghhh - the tension was thick!

The Dodger's pitcher did his job well yet again - 3 up - 3 down. Dodgers take the plate. We get no one on base and 2 outs. Dunno what the coach was thinking, but he put up Navarro - a guy who'd never hit a home run in his major league career - really unimpressive stats - no reason to think we had a hope this side of the kingdom with him at bat. I figured the Dodgers had given up by putting this guy up to bat.

Boy, was I wrong! Two (or three??) swings in, Navarro hits his very first major league home run!!! Bottom of the 10th, and this "nobody" WINS the game!!!!! Wooo Hooo!!! :-) There was MUCH rejoicing :-)

It was a *great* game! It was so intriguing I totally forgot to buy any popcorn - well, intriguing and I was in the middle of the row so never saw the soda or popcorn guy till it was too late :-P

The moral of the story is two-fold: (1) There are more important things than soda & popcorn, and (2) Past successes don't mean you'll never fail and past failures don't mean you'll never succeed.

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