in the stars

“every day is a new opportunity. you can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again.
that’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.”
– bob feller
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dear dad,
it’s ten o’clock in the evening and two hours ago, our san francisco giants won game 5 and became the world series champs.  sure, they have the filthiest pitching rotation in the league but the rest of the guys? abandoned, almost retired, underrated…and downright weird! they’re a band of misfits, the bad news bears of our time…and a gutsy, relentless, clutch group of ball players no one believed could do it. but, dad, they had something no one else had – chemistry, electricity and a little bit of magic. it was written in the stars.
and as the team raced onto the field, the city of san francisco erupted with cheers, “ohmygod’s” and champagne and rob, nap & i danced and hugged around our home…my mind flashed to you. the weekly trips to the batting cages with lil bro d, the after dinner giants games on tv, that vintage giants hat that you wore every day and your fierce, endless  love of the game that you instilled in us.
this is the day we were wishing for.
and i just hope you got to watch the game, too.  🙂
i love you to pieces, dad.
and i miss you every day.
love, 
sylvie
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    tanvii.com
    11/03/2010 at 1:47 am

    You got me all teared up! 🙂 *hugz*

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    sylvie
    11/03/2010 at 12:28 am

    thank you dear friends – it’s been an amazing ride, hasn’t it? i love it when the underdog comes out on top! and i wouldn’t love baseball if it wasn’t for my dad – he was the biggest baseball guy that ever lived – no joke 🙂
    xo, sylvie

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    la petite coquine
    11/02/2010 at 5:38 pm

    I was thinking of you last night as we were watching the game, and how happy you surely were. Then I read this-and now I’m crying at the office. What an amazing day, and a beautiful tribute.

    love, lena

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    nowcraving
    11/02/2010 at 3:39 pm

    Beautiful post, Sylvie. And yay for the Giants!

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    Jessica
    11/02/2010 at 1:44 pm

    This is simply precious. Congrats to your Giants! xoxo

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    November Grey
    11/02/2010 at 6:16 am

    You just made me cry.

    lovelovelove

    xx

    http://www.novembergrey.com

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    pancakeSTACKER
    11/02/2010 at 6:05 am

    GO GIANTS! Wonderful quote and beautiful post 🙂

    http://pancakestacker.blogspot.com

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