“Can’t Do It Tonight”: Tales of the Sweet Obligation

If you’re a Yankee fan with a social life, October is a difficult time; for the last decade, our early fall nights have been dominated by must-see playoff games, It’s easy to skip out on a mid-August series against Tampa, but when it gets down to live-or-die time, when only a few chances to watch the game we love remain for another six months, well, it’s hard to do anything except stay in (or, if you’re lucky, head up to the stadium). It’s a great time, and I’m excited for it. But every year, no matter the outcome, I’m a bit relieved to get my regular life back when it’s over. For now, though, I’m hoping that won’t be for quite a while.

Let the games begin!

3 comments… add one
  • For whatever it’s worth, here’s my predictions:
    Yankees over Detroit in four.
    Twins over Oakland in five.
    Twins over Yankees in seven. (Sorry. I just can’t pick the Yankees to win anything. I try, and I start vomiting into my mouth).
    Twins over NL (does it really matter who it is?) in five.

    Paul SF October 2, 2006, 10:54 am
  • what about grad school work. Am I allowed to tell the profs that “I can’t do it tonight?”
    I wish.

    Nick-YF October 2, 2006, 11:04 am
  • >If you’re a Yankee fan with a social life
    I find it remarkable that our SoxFan rivals did not point out the possibility of an inherent paradox in that statement.
    Just the same, my dance card is now officially full for at least the week, hopefully the month and I could not be happier.

    attackgerbil October 2, 2006, 8:20 pm

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