world series champs!!

Okay Tumblr is the last place I would talk about sports, but holy fucking Odin’s shit y'all.

MY BOYS JUST WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!

Y'all need to know. I grew up with the 2005 Astros. I watched them fail over and over and get shit on and ridiculed by everyone. Houston is my fucking city, okay????? Everyone cares about fucking dumbass Dallas, but Houston is where it’s at and between having the Super Bowl and Harvey and WINNING THE MOTHERFUCKING WORLD SERIES I hope my city starts to get the recognition it fucking deserves.

my team: *loses*

me: terrible. we’re the worst team we’re never gonna win ever again. the defense is trash. the offense is trash. ill see all of you next year and maybe they’ll learn how to play by then. 

my team: *wins*

me: AHHFKDKSKXKVK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS. WE HAVE THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, CY YOUNG, AND MVP ALL ON THIS VERY LINEUP. WE’RE LITERALLY NEVER GOING TO LOSE. THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE

THIS REALLY WAS OUR YEAR!!!

I cant believe it. This is absolutely surreal. Im just sitting in my car on break screaming. After all the years of being terrible and all the years of sticking through it Houston has actually come out on top. The Astros are kings of the world and I am ecstatic to have watched them journey here.

Previous Chapters:  Teaser/Prologue, Chapter 1, Chapter 2

Unexpected – Chapter 3

His mom has, he believes, six different faces.  He’s grown used to them through the years.  Well-tuned at reading them.  Maybe damn near perfect at it.  He considers it a gift.  

There are your normal, happy and sad faces.  There’s worried and angry.  Then there are his favorites.  Her “straighten your ass up before I do it for you” face, which, perhaps, he’s seen far too many times in his lifetime.  And there is the one he’s seeing right now.  The one that has been resting upon her for the past thirty minutes.  Her “I’m skeptical as fuck” face.  

He called it that to her once.  When he was 16 years old and he asked her if he could borrow her car so he could go to his friend Lauren James’s house to study.  She had looked at him, her eyes narrowed, her face a shade darker than her normal shade.  Study, she had said as she planted her hands firmly on her hips and tilted her head to the side.  His stomach had turned, tightening into what felt like a knot when he uttered a not so convincing yes.  When those eyes narrowed on him even more, he had thrown his hands up in the air and found himself spewing words like “you don’t trust me” and “it’s just studying” before he added “why are you looking at me like you are skeptical as fuck.”  

His mouth had clamped shut the moment those idiotic words escaped his lips and he spent the rest of the evening and the next two weeks grounded to his room.  He knew long before that, though he had apparently had temporary amnesia that night, and he’s known every day since then that Lisa Evans was no fool.  She knew every trick in the book.  She knew her kid’s personalities, their ways of doing things, to a tee.  She could see every emotion, every intent, every action in the faces around her regardless of what was being said or done.  She was a reader.  She is a reader.  

And right now, she’s reading him like a novel she can’t put down.

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Players To Appear on Season Finale of “Chicago Fire”

Chicago Cubs meet Chicago Fire. Cubs players Kris Bryant and Jake Arrieta will make their acting debut in the season finale of Chicago Fire.

In the episode, a young Cubs fan is injured and loses his entire baseball card collection in a serious accident.

The firefighters try to cheer the boy up by giving him an experience he’ll never forget. Yes, that’s code for a visit from the World Series champs aka the other “hometown heroes.” Catch your boys and NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico in the May 16th episode.

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Of the six teams to advance to the division series but not continue to the world series, half have fired their managers.

Half.

This is dumb as hell. Should we count on bidding farewell to Roberts or Hinch after one team is inevitably defeated in the coming week? How many wins does it take to keep one’s job? And how is this model of “all or nothing” ever going to remain sustainable?

In other words: where do these teams think they’re going to find replacements BETTER than Girardi, Baker, or Farrell? (The Red Sox have already picked up Astros bench coach Alex Cora - and I certainly wish him the best, but only time will tell if he can match Farrell, World Series champ and major player in multiple postseasons.)

This “win or die” mentality might work in the short term, but it’s undoubtedly going to leave to more ashes than phoenixes if team owners continue to practice it this frequently.