That means time for the World Series in America! And wonder of wonders, the ATLANTA BRAVES won the National League which means they are now playing the Houston Astros who won in the American League. The Braves beat the Astros last night in the first game of the series and they are about to begin the second game tonight just as I am typing this post. Whoever wins the best out of seven games will be the winner. (So, stay with me, folks in the rest of the world who know nothing about baseball...it is the National League vs. the American League and it is called the WORLD Series although there are no other countries involved from the world, that is just what it is! HA!) Oh you must excuse me, it is quite the exciting thing for the Braves to be in the World Series and we are all quite giddy with excitement! Even if you don't like sports, you like a nice story about underdogs coming from behind, don't you? Sure you do! There was a most wonderful piece written by one of the Braves, Joc Pederson and I have a link for you and I do hope that you will read it!
Atlanta by Joc Pederson | The Players' Tribune (theplayerstribune.com)
There, click on that above! Yes, there is harsh language but I still like it! Joc Pederson began to wear a strand of pearls over his uniform and there was much speculation as to why he did this. (What was the meaning behind it, etc, etc.) After reading his article, it makes me wonder, if he did it just for the sheer fun of it! Also, after the Braves beat the highly respected and hallowed Los Angeles Dodgers (who won the World Series last year), the closing pitcher said in an interview after the game that he believed they won because they just all loved each other and it came across in the way they played. They came out with a Braves shirt that I really like...it shows the giant "A" on a shirt (which stands for Atlanta, of course) but the shirt says this: "Just A Little Love".
Now, speaking of pitchers...Charlie Morton, the pitcher for the Atlanta Braves in the game last night was hit by a ball in the 2nd inning but he stayed in the game and struck out batters but was taken out in the 3rd inning after it was determined that he had broken his leg! Talk about a tough pitcher! (If you read the article by Joc Pederson, I think he would agree with me!)
"When I follow at my pleasure"...that is a phrase that comes to my mind about sports and in baseball in particular...if you remember, I loved watching the Braves play on TV and I would "watch" them with my Dad, as we would talk on the phone. How he would have loved this year! I have not been able to follow them as closely as I would like. Their games can go on quite late and I have to be up early for work! So, one of my first questions in the morning..." Did the Braves win?" I drive my husband crazy, I am sure! (One can always record a game and watch the highlights, so therefore, "I follow at my pleasure.")
I do wonder if that phrase came to my mind because our son went to an outdoor viewing location that was showing the Braves game on a giant screen. It was way out in the country and my husband asked him if he also noticed the stars. His answer? "Yes, and they were lovely."
"Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth." Ptolemy
Let's hear it for that kind of JOY...no matter where you find it! In the stars, in sports, wherever!
Oh! And if you are wondering if I can find any connection to England from watching the Braves, the answer is "yes!". The pitcher I was telling you about who said they all loved each other? That was Tyler Matzek and he looks very much like one of the actors from "EastEnders"! (The one who plays Ben Mitchell!)
A moon photo from last October! Not the stars but the moon is nice too!