Baseball is such a big part of my life, that it often seeps into my dreams. I’m sure this happens to most of you on MLBlogs. Sometimes these dreams are pleasant and sometimes they come in the form of nightmares…and sometimes they are so weird they fit neither category.
A couple years ago, I had one of those dreams that is simply unexplainable.
It started at a Broncos game, I was sitting in the front row of the south stands, having a great time. The Broncos, of course, were winning. For some reason Nate Jackson (former Bronco, got cut this off-season by the new coach) comes up to me with my favorite Bronco Tony Scheffler. They invite me to go to dinner with them. Of course I say yes. I mean, who WOULDN’T say yes? So we get in a car and drive and I see they have taken me to…
Dream-Katie seems to think this is awesome and appreciates the free value meal. Now here’s where this dream becomes Rockies related. Midway through eating Clint Barmes and Brad Hawpe storm into the McDonald’s and they look pissed. (Am I allowed to say pissed?) I mean, Hawper has tears streaming down his face and he yells “KATIE HOW COULD YOU??!!” Barmes has a bat in his hand and the rest of the Rockies storm in, in full uniform…all with bats.
Now here’s where it gets really intersting. Like 15 more Broncos players are now in the McDonald’s. How they got there was never explained. Rod Smith is apparantly the leader of the pack and he declares “war” between the two teams and a full on rumble occurs. I’m just wondering where Ponyboy was in this whole thing because it was a serious Greasers vs. Socs kinda scene.
But in the end, the Rockies won. Then I woke up.
Now, why did I just write out that whole strange and somewhat embarassing dream? Because for the past two or three nights I’ve been dreaming of nothing but baseball. And mainly, terrible scenarios involving the DL. Taylor Buchholz’s right arm actually fell off at the elbow the other night and I woke up in a cold sweat. I can only hope that these dreams are caused by stress at school and NOT premonitions of things to come.
So, back to some actual baseball news. Venezuela SMASHED Italy today so it looks like the USA is going to face them on Wednesday. Part of me is happy, part of me is feeling bummed for Italy. But I enjoyed the USA/Venezuela game so much it will be nice to play them again. Plus, more Big Cat in the dugout.
The Rockies were also pretty smashing today against the A’s. It was pretty much the day of the doubles since all the big hits were 2-bags. Holliday’s bat wasn’t silenced but it wasn’t powerful, which makes me happy. But I do feel weird with him not in purple pinstripes, but I suppose I will get used to it.