Twas The Night Before HOF Sunday…

So I’m still without internet service in an apartment I’m fighting with my landlord to keep, but this afternon, when I turned on my laptop to play some CDs, I discovered that I had a wireless connection in my bedroom. Oh, what fun! I’ve been online practically non-stop since around 5:30. As I write this it’s a little past 9:30.

Anyway, with tomorrow being Hall-Of-Fame Sunday, I’ve been thinking about what it was like back when Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson were in their heyday. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about what it was like for me, and I’m finding that, right about now, it’s almost exactly the same:

No internet (Forget what I said about the wireless connection I found. I’m talking in general terms.)

No cable

No income ( I was a student back then. Now I’m getting ready to start another retail job next week.)

Not much of anything, except God and church. Back then it was force-fed to me. Now I accept it willingly. I’m sitting here now, quite the happy camper, listening to contemporary Christian music, feeling blessed to have found this wireless connection and knowing that more blessings are coming down the pike toward me.  It’s all good.




  1. raysrenegade

    There is a beautiful rumor that Rickey Henderson has already given his speech in front of one audience, besides his family.
    There is an urban legend that he has voiced his introduction speech in front of a small group of journalism students to get an opinion on its content and pull it to an acceptable ” third person” level.
    No matter what he says tomorrow, he is a genuine and perfect example of the good changes in the game with respect to speed and the lead-off position.
    You know guys like Chone Figgins, Brett Gardner, Carl Crawford and Jose Reyes will be anxious to hear his speech.
    I actually think all of us are eager and impatient to hear some of the great moments he will re-tell to us tomorrow.
    One thing is for sure, it will be a classic!

    Rays Renegade

  2. Jane Heller

    Rickey’s speech was wonderful, and he looked great. I loved how he thanked the women in his life, all of whom seemed to be in attendance. Great news to hear about your retail job that starts this week. I hope it pays those darn bills!

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