As I said last week I haven’t been able to get into the NBA playoffs this season. There has been so much Celtic talk around Boston I was feeling like I was missing something. I should clarify, I would tune in and out of the games watch for a while and go back.
Last night I decided to tune in and stay in . I been watching and involved with sports along time. I rarely get emotional eitherway. With exceptions. The 1986 World series, 2003 ALCS, Superbowl 42, Deju Vu in Superbowl 46. Last night I could feel it with every missed Celtic Hoop.I don’t know of it’s just against the Miami Heat who I truly dislike more for the hype they get than anything else. I was on edge with every hoop .
I just thought the Celtics simply played a 5 man game compared to the Heat playing a two man game that was the difference. I thought even the officiating was good last night. The Celtics have simply out hustled and out played the Heat. Will the win the series last week I would say No. Now I think they have agreat chance to won one of the next two. Ijust can’t believe how emotional I was getting.
These are the type teams that I love. They are good but not great and there is no expectation for them two advance beyond a round or two. They are old, They are slow. They are alos expierenced and play as a unit and they keep the emotions in check. It will be interesting to see if the Celtics can keep it up and if LeBron goes into his shall gives up as he does when the Heat is on. That is in my opinion what separates him from Jordan, Magic, Bird Chamberlin and Russell. One the pressure was on those guys just fed off it. Lebron doesn’t although he has been fantastic in these playoffs and in this series, In the next two games what Lebron shows up. The Celtics big three seem to be feding of the pressure big time as is Rejean Rondo who didn’t exactly have a huge game last night it will be fun to see.how it plays out. The old guys vs. The TV Show.
Going back on the Youth Side The Oklahoma City Thunder will being to the finals to face the Celtics I mean or the Heat. The Thunder and Spurs were a battle. The Thunder with Kevin Durant like the Spurs are both likable teams.They don't get the hype that Heat, Lakers even the old Celtics get they take care of business.
The Devils hung tough last night with Marty Broduer playing like Marty Broduer another old guy raising to the occasion and showing an old dog never dies. The Kings will win this series but the Devils weren’t going to get swept and their senior citizen kept them alive once again.
Why, can’t the Boston Red Sx beat the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The Oriolles now 5 -0 at the lil banjo of a ballpark in the backbay of Beantown. The Orioles are kind of putting a damper on the 100 year celebration. Of course the Red Sox spin is the games have been solid out but the other night on Stub Hub for Tuesday game a $29 dollar bleacher seat was $1.50. Those Tickets are already sold by the Red Sox . The Scalpers I mean the secondary ticket market are just trying to move them. Continuing with the Old Guys The Orioles signed 49 year old Jaimie Moyer to a minor League deal.
On too the Youth Sport portion of our program.
The Lil Lanz’s two sport seasons are wounding down. Long over I the rush from Baseball too Lacrosse and Lacrosse to baseball . One kid playing at one park the other playing at another.. It has been a long couple of months but one more day of craziness on Saturday. The huge lacrosse Jamboree out Fort Devens in Central Mass.
They will host 200 hundred Youth Lacrosse teams ranging from 3and 4thgraders too 7th and 8 th graders. The kids play three abbreviated games across 24 make shift fields. The kids love it. They play teams outside their conferences. We got lucky the first Saturday and the First games of the day 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00. We get in and out. Back to town for Baseball Playoffs at 2:30 and 4:45 which means lil Lanz’s Tucson Sidewinders need to win to stay alive. They lost a 10-7 battle.on Tuesday. , The other Lanz’s Toronto Blue Jays second seed in the AL drawing first round buy. The lost to the #1 seed O’s in extras last Sunday determining first place.
You never know who you will meet at a Youth Sporting event. Sunday the kids had back to back lacrosse games after Baseball. The 12 Year old Travel team played and won going 7-1 on the season. Then at 4:30 Lil Lanz's intamurial team played for thrid place in their league. They won. The Mrs. was watching the game and I decided togo back to the car for an Umbrella and another chair.. There were two intramural games going on and the 3rd nd 4th grade travel team was playing. As I walked by the field I turned to see what was happening heard the crowd roar, I turned to see what was happening and I saw this women that looked famiilar but being too far away to be sure it was who I that it was. I got the umbrella and the chair and I had my 12 year old with his Lacrosse shorts and shirt no pads as he finished andwas taking full advantage of the end of the year BBQ they throw the kids. We walk back and I go over to the women and simply say is that my old friend Trish. It was her son was playing on the visiting team. The Mrs. was in her wedding pregnant with our twins 12 years ok. Trish and I had been friends for a long time and we lost touch a lttle. I use to work with her husband but he was at another family event it would have been great to see him again. When see turned she saw my son and is looking. I turned to him and said You were in her wedding and she use to babysit you once in a while. I brought Trish over to the Mrs. A nice reunion on a cold misty Sunday.
After that we cruise for some summer baseball and Hockey skills camp. Of course an Ice Rink isn’t a bad place during the summer.