Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friendship Bracelets

Almost every girl knows how to make friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss.  Whether they were made by a friend or just done by yourself wearing them always made you feel a little bit cooler than the other ten year olds.  However, R.A. Dickey knows they aren't only for preteen girls.  Each of his daughters made him a bracelet before he climbed Kilimanjaro over the winter.  He had worn them everyday until today when Dusty Baker had the umpires talk to R.A. and ultimately cut off the bracelets.

Obviously those bracelets were very important to R.A. Dickey.  After the inning ended he got the bracelets back and put them in his cap for the rest of the game.  I cannot possibly figure out why Baker decided to bring them up now, after Dickey had pitched with them for 3/4 of the season.  This isn't the first time Baker has shown a lack of class, but that's a topic for another time.

As for the Mets, I don't know if it's the fact that I have new string and two weeks to fill or something else but now I'm inspired to make blue and orange bracelets for the entire team.  I'm still debating whether this is actually a good idea because I don't want to end up making 25 bracelets and then chickening out and not sending them.

R.A. Dickey should never have been forced to cut off those bracelets.  Be it Dusty Baker, or the umpires enforcing a rule 23 starts into the season, this was not the way to do it.

I guess I should go get my string.

Let's Go Mets!

1 comment:

Tina B said...

Baker's a tool. Anything to try and throw off one of the best pitchers in the game. Jerk.
Maybe the bracelets should be a winter project and then you can ship them for next season. That takes a little pressure off you right? :)