As normal, with large mug of
coffee in hand, I sat down at my computer to browse the sports news and
preview today’s match ups, in doing so I also glance through all types
of news and information cast upon me from the depths of the endless
sources known as the world wide web. Today was different, today I had to
check the calendar twice to make sure I hadn’t awoken in some freaky
episode of FlashForward. After reassuring myself it wasn’t April 1st, or
to some April Fool’s Day, in some other time zone I continued to check
out the news and reports.

What made me think it could
be April Fool’s Day

Was it that Charlie Manual
chose to use 2 perfectly good starters…

…NO…that could be

Was it that the new star of
the Red Birds, Matt Holliday chose the most inopportune moment to show,
something known as butter fingers in some children’s circles in

…NO… that too could be

Maybe it was rumors that the

had been forced to make the signs around the ball park easier
to understand to prevent lawsuits from the visiting Dodgers and their

NO… that was

It wasn’t even sports
related, it was the fact that staring me in the face on my opening web
page was the recipient of what has till now been a prestigious award,
known as the Nobel Peace Prize, I had to ask myself was this a joke, a
prank cast upon us by the AP, or is it some advance payment from
the Norwegian’s for something we will yet discover our government has
promised them. These and more questions I could not find answers too, in
an effort to see if this was to be an ongoing trend I found myself
checking out the Hollywood Awards to see if anything was changing, could
it be next year that this Nobel Prize winner would be receiving an


I just hope tomorrow puts me
back in October, where a state of limbo exists until the conclusion of
the MLB division series, till then we can only hope and pray something’s
will never happen


12 Comments on “APRIL FOOL’S DAY in October”

  1. heartruss says:

    Interesting post.
    So tell me, how did Matt Holliday miss that ball? I was front row left field and can’t figure it out except divine intervention.
    Where I sit, everyone yelledd loudly at every flyball, “Miss it.” and were we surprised when someone actually did miss a routine flyball.
    One sportswriter said it was lights in his eyes. Another said that Matt didn’t want to talk about it. I would think it would be the second.
    I feel bad for him, nonetheless, although it was the beginnig of a rally that spelled victory for the Dodgers.

  2. matttan7 says:

    Funny stuff there, Peter. I think the Obama Nobel Peace Prize was a shocker to some, while applauded by others.

    Matthew Tang

  3. raysrenegade says:

    I am reminded of that Buffalo Wild Wings commercial where the team manager gets on the Bullpen phone and asks the crowd in the bar if they are ready to go home. Then the teams tie the score up and go into the 14th inning and you see a Coach on the bench with a mirror shining it in an opposing players eyes to miss the fly ball.
    Anyways, the Obama Nobel Peace Prize is a significant achievement, but it is so early in his legacy he has time to mess up and it will become a joke.
    Hopefully this doesn’t happen, because I am proud he can share that honor with an old peanut farmer from George who also was a U S President, Jimmy Carter.

    Rays Renegade


  4. devilabrit says:

    Cat – all players will make an excuse…it could be that he just plain blew it…
    Matt – thanks… yes the Nobel Peace Price was a shocker even to Obama I think…

  5. devilabrit says:

    Rays- I know the commercial you are talking about and you’re right it’s perfect…too funny..

  6. TribeTed says:

    Nice post. If the Oscars turn into the Obamscars, I will never watch tv again!! Go Phillies.


  7. carolmwl says:

    Clapping here. =)

    Yep, it was some bizarre day, wasn’t it?

    And Obama. God help us.

    carol MLBlogs.com How ‘Bout Those Phils?

  8. rrrt says:

    Someone’s having a bit too much fun with their Photoshop, hmm? Anyway, I saw that headine on the front page of MSN this morning, and had to do a double-take too. Hopefully tomorrow the world will return to normal.
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  9. devilabrit says:

    Ted- now never watching TV again is taking things a little too far…everyone needs some TV…:-)
    Carol – Unfortunately I don’t think God can help….
    Sue – Photoshop has been my best friend for years couldn’t live without it or make money for that matter…LOL…normal is there such a thing I ask myself…:-)

  10. carolmwl says:

    I heard Cole named his baby Caleb. Cole…and Cale. =)

  11. phillies_phollowers says:

    This certainly has been the week in weird…did you hear about the girl who sued Ryan Howard? Just ranted about that…Bad Parenting 101. Ugh.


  12. redstatebluestate says:

    Uh… yeah, I’m clueless too. Looks like you’ll have to wait another day… rain rain won’t go away. Do they sing that in England too?

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