Saturday, June 30, 2007

Laissez le Bon Temp Rouler

I think I'd pay TOP dollar to have a Row 1 right behind Homeplate seat at a game that Papelbon was closing at. I've gotten some great side view pics of Paps staredown at the plate....but what I would give to see it first hand head-on. I think I'd just pee in my pants if I was the batter. Papelbon was born in Louisiana but moved and was raised in Florida...but the thing is you can take the boy out of Cajun Country but ya can't take the Cajun out of the Boy. This is what I see when I watch Paps on the mound....intense Cajun-persona. We are hard-headed and determined folks...we don't give up...we argue with a fence post....but we have this "Joie de Vivre" (the Joy of Life) inside us as well. I've seen Paps in his joie de vivre attitude at games...always the jokester but gets serious when he steps from the bullpen to the field. Paps has the "Savoir-faire"(Know How) to get the job done in the 9th. And as all us good cajuns know...Paps brings to the table that Lagniappe (Something Extra) that stands out from others. Now all good baseball fans are superstitious....and so are Cajuns. We have this thing called Gris-Gris: a little voodoo good luck charm. Maybe Paps has one...who knows what Taz gave him.

All I know is Papelbon makes me smile when he comes to the mound...i hate that I missed his 'in the face of the ump' arguement. I'm going to miss Josh's 12th Win tonight.

8 comments:

Ted D said...

Tex, he was amped up last night! Veins bulging in his neck, screaming, hand motions, the whole works!

Little Dustin pushing him away was priceless! And I learned some cajun talk today: I think I'll try to impress Ang with it later!

Be safe going home tomorrow.

Stacy said...

Thanks for the cajun lesson. :)

Tex, I would LOVE to hear you try to repeat ANY of that to Angie. (I wouldn't do any better with Keith.)

Tex, glad to see a post from you. We miss you when you're out galavanting and vacationing!

Tex said...

I miss blogging but its hard to do while visiting family. They already think im ate up with all this and spend way too much time obsessing over baseball. My mom thinks ive found a baseball boyfriend...HA! I tell her if I did...I wouldnt be paying for my own way.

and i have a few other phrases Id teach Angie to say to Ted ;)

Mattie said...

Ok, first poetry and now French...I'm getting worried.

Tex said...

Mattie...whats the deal? Dontcha think I can be multi-talented?? You think i only think of baseball and poetry?? Im cajun...french is in my blood..i just am slowing letting ya into my world...alittle at a time..dont want to OVERWHELM you boys with your lil pea brains :-p

Ted D said...

As a proud owner of a pea brain, thanks Tex!

Tex said...

np. peabrains are good. its no coincidence they say men have a one track mind..they can only handle one thing at at time. Women are much more functional at multi tasking...thank POD we're like that. see Men can totally focus on that subject while women are thinking of ALL the other things that affect that one thing...its a compliment to one another. NOW if more couples would understand that philosophy and work together NOT against.

Alan said...

Papelbon is not Cajun. His family is of German descent -- original name Papelbaum.