Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I Guess It Just Wasn't My Night

By the time Jeopardy started, the Red Sox hadn't even batted once. Never a good sign. (If you're confused--some areas have Wheel at 7, Jep at 7:30. Where I grew up it was the opposite, but here in Prov., it's Jep second. If you're confused as to why I'm watching something other than the game in the first place, well, what Kim and I do is watch the game from 7:10 to 7:29, then, while DVR'ing the game, we play our nightly Jeopardy match, then catch up to the game.)

Doubront didn't have it tonight. After we spotted the Jays the huge lead, we did tie it at 5...only to have them score 4 more, before a two-hour rain delay. When we returned, Papi hit his second dong of the night, giving him 398 for his career, but it wasn't enough. 9-6 post-midnight loss, and we drop back into a tie with Toronto for last.

During the delay, Don and Jerry fielded questions sent in from fans, and it produced some stuff that will probably make their year-end best-of special. Did you know one of Don's old dreams was to work at Blockbuster Video, so he could have a "Don's Picks" section?

Also, when I was a kid, WPIX would show Twilight Zone episodes during Yankee rain delays. Well, Me-TV shows a Zone every night at 11:00 (which is a Zoner's dream--thank you, Me-TV!!!!!), and after watching the end of Shawshank for the 398th time (see what I proverbially did there?), I watched some of tonight's TZ. I think that's the first time I've watched a Zone during a rain delay in more than 20 years. Awesome. I think I owe a lot of my Twi-love to WPIX.

P.S. I know there's an exclamation point after "Jeopardy" and I usually use it, but I have to take a stand and say no to that exclamation point. I can't see it not being confusing for the reader.

I never put the exclamation point after "Jeopardy" also, Jere. Glad someone else feels the same way about that as I do.

I owe my Twilight Zone love to WPIX as well, but more for the late nights it was on in the late '70s and early '80s. Me-TV still goes to infomercials here in NYC at 10 PM, but my DVR picks up every TZ episode on SyFy.

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