Fortunately, my relatives are die-hard Red Sox fans, and they weren't about to let a mere wedding interfere with playoff baseball. But it's not like they gave the wedding short shrift, either. They simply found ways to make sure the Red Sox were part of the celebration. So even when they were off dancing to "Brick House" or "Billie Jean," it was impossible to forget that the Red Sox-Tampa Bay game was under way.People in New England should probably just follow the unofficial law citizens of Columbus, Ohio have enacted with respect to the Buckeyes' season: no football Saturday weddings. Ever. And if you schedule one, the negative RSVP should be assumed for anyone not in the immediate family.
"I'd like to pause for the moment," the DJ/emcee said at one point, "to announce that Jason Bay of the Red Sox just hit a home run." Looking at the box score today, I can see that the DJ/emcee was wrong: Jason Bay hit a double, and Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz both scored. But no matter. The cheers that greeted this little bit of erroneous information were among the loudest of the night.
Beyond that, I think I fell in love with Ms. Foss after reading this passage:
After dinner, we played wiffle ball . . . I can only play wiffle ball if I'm drinking a beer at the same time, and when I scooped up the ball one-handed while carrying around a bottle of Sam Adams and tossed it to second base for an easy out, I felt pretty pleased with myself. Then we went inside and found the Dodgers-Phillies game on the radio. At this time of year, there's really nothing you can do to avoid playoff baseball. Except go to bed.Ahh, the perfect woman.