October 21st, 2004


World Series Thoughts

gnomi reminded me that the Red Sox last won the ALCS in 1986.

That fall, I began my senior year in high school. I lived in Forest Hills, Queens, and my younger brother had season tickets to the Mets. Because of it, we managed to attend games one and seven of the World Series. As a major Mets fan, I desperately wanted the Mets to win, but as someone with a sense of history, I didn't want the Red Sox to have to lose for the Mets to win.

Today, I don't have that problem. The Mets were long out of it this season, so here's hoping the Red Sox win the Series, and do it well.

On a final note, it's amusing to be living here in Brookline, hometown of Theo Epstein. There's been talk of renaming something for him should the Sox win the series. In fact, I've even heard of a proposal to rename the whole town for him: Theo Epstein, Massachusetts.

And, come to think of it, I am in town government...


Good night, all.

Mom in Hospital

I woke up this morning to a phone call that my Mom went to the hospital last night because she wasn't feeling well and that they're holding her because of low hemoglobin. It's probably nothing -- I've heard that she's feeling a lot better --but I'd appreciate any good thoughts sent in this direction (both posted and non-posted).

Mom Update

Thanks to everyone who sent good wishes, here or otherwise, or who are just keeping me and my Mom in mind.

The doctors think she may have some sort of GI bleeding, and she is supposed to have an endoscopy and colonoscopy to check it out. (For all I know, these procedures may have already happened.) With two half-brothers and a brother already in NYC, and another on his way, I figured I might as well stay home this weekend. But the plan at the moment is for me to go to NYC to help out my Mom next week, with whatever it is she needs. We're hoping by then she'll be back from the hospital and recuperating at home.

More information as I get it myself.
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