I was sitting on our new couch in my underwear watching the Sox game last night. The lights were off in the apartment. Tadahito Iguchi had just a hit three-run homer, making the Red Sox pay for Tony Graffanino's Bill-Buckner-esque error on a ground ball. I sank deeper into the down cushions and thought, "This is all I'm gonna do tonight."
The commerical break came, and I switched to Channel 11 _ "Chicago Tonight," our local PBS news, arts wrapup. And who was Bob Sirott speaking to? Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times theater critic. "I get the hint!" I yelled to the TV, and after the game I went out on the back porch to work.