What if we had chosen Itinerary Number One for the trip? Well, I’ll tell you…
Saturday, May 22: Reds 8, Astros 7. What a game to start off the trip with!
Sunday, May 23: Brewers 2, Pirates 1. This one was much easier for Levi to score.
Monday, May 24: Blue Jays 6, Angels 5 (10 innings). They must have heard about our trip, because they keep having one-run games for us.
Tuesday, May 25: Expos 3, Braves 1. I knew I shouldn’t have said anything, because there goes the one-run game streak. But the Expos won a game! And we had plenty of elbow room at Olympic Stadium, with attendance only 4,237 (including us).
Wednesday, May 26: Red Sox 9, A’s 6. Hooray for Johnny Damon! Not because he was the star of this game, but just on general principles, even if he did shave his beard just a few days ago.
Thursday, May 27: No game. We had talked before about maybe seeing the Red Sox or the Phillies two days in a row, but ended up not doing that, and both teams were blown out by the visitors today (A’s 15-2 over the Sox; Braves 6-1 over the Phillies).
Friday, May 28: Phillies 3, Braves 2 (10 innings). Another one-run game, featuring a walk-off homer.
Saturday, May 29: Indians 8, A’s 6. Hmm, the A’s seem to only be able to score 6 runs — no more, no less — when we’re in the stands.
Sunday, May 30: Orioles 7, Tigers 3. A four-run game? Inconceivable! Not to mention the fact that one of my favorite-named players, Ugueth Urbina, fell apart.
Monday, May 31: Cubs 3, Astros 1. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it was a little chilly in Chicago for Memorial Day, since I remember that it was that way in 2002 as well. Anyway, a good game to end the trip, even if we’re now sick of the Astros. And the Braves. And the A’s.
(Will I remember to start doing a day-by-day posting once we get around to July 17, the start of Itinerary Number Two, the way I should have done for this itinerary? We’ll find out together.)
Levi: This trip clearly would have been inferior to the one we are going to take, because this trip has no Cardinals games.