Monday, April 1, 2013

Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, and April Fool's


I pretty much lost interest in the NCAA tournament once Ohio State lost, and while I feel really bad for that kid on Louisville who broke his leg, I’m so glad I didn’t witness it (besides giving up watching, we were traveling from Columbus and couldn’t see it anyway). I do hope he recovers from that injury.

So, while basketball is out for me (I like the NCAA tournaments, but hate the NBA), hockey is still in. Fifteen in a row for my Penguins. Hope they keep it up. Only wish their games were telecast more often. But Columbus is closer, so the Blue Jackets games are usually aired in this area. Bummer!

And I guess baseball is back in swing (pun intended). Think there will be any snow-outs this week? I mean, there’s gotta be at least one, right? This winter has just lasted tooooo long! While the temps were mild this weekend (in the 50s even!), it’s expected to dip back down to the 30s later in the week. Ugh!!! Enough already.

At least the Dayton Dragons (Single A team of the Cincinnati Reds) season doesn’t start until April 11. We own the tickets to the April 12 game (as well as the April 14 game). Sure hope it’s warmed up some by then. Oh, who am I kidding? We’ll be freezing for sure!

I was hoping to come up with something good to April fool everyone, but my brain just can’t seem to think up anything good (that isn’t mean, anyway). So did you fool anyone today? If so, please share. Maybe it’ll give me some ideas.

 

12 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh man, my head is so foggy, that I totally forgot it was April Fool's Day. Well, I suppose the joke is on me, because yesterday I was feeling better and hopeful about the week and today I just want to stuff my head in the freezer, to stop it from running.

Ugh.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Sorry you're still feeling crappy. Hope it turns around soon.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm not a fan of pranks so I won't be much help.

The ones I usually see around the web is where someone announces he got a big publisher deal--or turns one down.



Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Yeah, I didn't want to do something like that. I guess I just don't have the prank gene in me. I hate being mean (and announcing a publishing deal would be mean to those people who would have been truly happy for me only to find out it was a lie).

Jen B said...

No pranks for me today - I don't think I have that gene either.

I love a great love story and read yours over in the comments at The Happy Whisk. Congrats on 33 years together! Had to come over and check out your blog and start following! :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jen - Wow! Thanks so much. I love followers. Hope I don't disappoint you.

LD Masterson said...

We used to do April Fool jokes when my kids were young. More the "Oh no, we're out of cereal." "What!?!" "April Fool." variety. Now I only think of April 1 as my Uncle's birthday and, this year, opening day for my Red Sox (who, at the moment, have a 4 - 2 lead over the Yankees.)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Linda - I can easily root for Boston when they play the Yankees. I hate THEM!!

We had a cat when I was young and we made April 1st her birthday. I liked telling people it was my cat's birthday and letting them assume I was fooling them!

Michael Seese said...

I think among baseball fans, there is the universal feeling: my two favorite teams are the (fill in your real favorite team) and whoever plays the Yankees.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Michael - I so agree! And I have tons of cousins who, unfortunately, ARE Yankee fans. My husband wore a Boston Red Sox shirt to the reunion, just to spite them (and he's not even a baseball fan - just likes to mess with them).

Mark Noce said...

That's cool that you enjoy your local ball team. Even though I'm a huge SF Giants fan, I enjoy watching River Cats AAA ball in Sacramento too:)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Mark - I grew up a Dodgers fan, so of course SF is the enemy! But I enjoy the minor leagues more, though. It's up close and personal! Cheaper, too!