Finn has watched about 80% of the Sox games with me this year. When he goes to bed while they're still on, I update him on what happened when he wakes up. He's very much into watching the games and sits on my lap while they're on. I've read SoSH threads to him, so he's starting to understand advanced sabermetrics as well. I asked him what his thoughts were about the Rays catching the Sox, and if he really thought they had a chance. His response? He puked all over the pink devil ray.
Now, either this was his way of expressing himself and his thought that the Rays make him sick to his stomach, or his severe acid reflux was flaring up again. I think it was the former. I try to dig deeper, and ask him what the Sox should do tomorrow to ensure victory. He splashed in the water like Jerry Kill having a seizure on the Gopher's sideline, babbled some random stuff, and then looked at me and smiled.
Here's my translation of his actions and babbling:
"Dad, fuck the Rays. Fuck David Price. Fuck bunting with two men on and nobody out. Fuck being the third out at third base when you're already in scoring position. Fuck overlooking Lavarnway as a situational hitter. I think... nay, I KNOW... the Sox will put up a fight. I mean, come on... that Rays team does some stupid shit with that Grunge Day and Pajama Day crap. Really? What the fuck is this, Little League? Hell, even Little Leaguers would think that's some hokey horse shit. They need the 10th man to really be a factor. They need the fans at Fenway and at home to send positive vibes. They need the pink hats to at least pretend that they give a shit and make the stadium shake. They will win."
I didn't know how to react at first. The filth that came out of his mouth made me think I needed to stop swearing around him. But then I jumped up next to the tub, yelled, "Fuck yeah, Finn. That's the mother fucking spirit. Let's beat those bastards!"
Don't let Tampa get any closer, Sox. Get the bats rolling. Let's beat this team. Win.
Edit: spelling and formatting. First post mistakes.
Edited by Finn's Dad, 17 September 2011 - 11:03 PM.