Monday, April 9th, 2012, or better know as "Yu Day." Later tonight, Yu Darvish will make his MLB debut in front of a packed house at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. I've been looking forward to this game for a long time, a chance to see him in his first action. But before the game, the start, and all the breakdowns after it, let's all have a little laugh.
Therefore in the spirit of Abbott & Costello, here is a conversation I had with my wife about tonight's game:
Matthew: Cody, I'm pumped about Yu Day. We are sitting in RCF, right above the Rangers' bullpen.
Cody: Yeah! Wanted to tell you, I've got softball at 9 tonight, so I can't stay the whole game. Sorry man, I hate doing that too you since you got the tickets.
Matthew: Man, no worries. I may not be able to stay the whole game either. Just wanted to see Yu.
Cody: Later man! (Matthew hangs up phone)
Amy: Honey, that's so sweet, you're going to the game to see your cousin.
Amy: You said, that all you wanted to do was see him.
Matthew: No I didn't.
Amy: Yes, you said, "Just wanted to see you."
Matthew: Yeah, exactly why I'm going.
Matthew: I'm going to this game because I want to see Yu!
Amy: Wait...you got a ticket for me too? Well, I really don't want to keep Samuel out that late. (Samuel, our son, is 10 months old)
Matthew: No, I just got the tickets for Cody and I, you're staying home tonight.
Amy: But you said you were going to see me? I thought you were going straight to the game from work, are you coming home first?
Matthew: No, we decided that doesn't make sense, it'll take too long. I'd love to come see you before, but this is just one time I'm going without you, because I want to go see Yu.
Amy: I'm confused, you keep saying you're coming to see me.
Matthew: No, I'm not. Not till after the game. Going to see Yu, then come home likely after he comes out.
Amy: So I am going...we are leaving after who comes out?
Matthew: WE!!! You are NOT going! I'm going with Cody to see Yu!
Amy: Me? Doesn't he live in Mansfield?
Matthew: Ye...Yes...why does that matter?
Amy: You said, Cody is coming to see me too?
Matthew: No, I did not...Cody is meeting me at the game, so we can see Yu.
Amy: Are we dropping you off at the game? How are you getting home?
Matthew: AMY!!! You are no going tonight. I'm driving myself to Arlington to meet Cody, so we can watch Yu. You are staying home and playing with Samuel.
Amy: Watch me? You just said I wasn't going.
Matthew: YES...wait...you know the rangers have a player names Yu Darvish and he's making his MLB debut tonight?
Matthew: I love you!