Friday has arrived once more – hallelujah! I don’t know about your week but mine has been…weird…for lack of a better word. My boss was out of town Monday and Tuesday, so then Wednesday actually felt like Monday and Thursday felt like Tuesday and then I realized Friday was only a day away and it was wonderful! And confusing! Is your head spinning yet?
If not (or even if so, ha-ha) then join me for this week’s edition of Five on Friday!
One. National League East Division Champs – Yes indeed, my Washington Nationals clinched the National League East Division last weekend and much celebrating was done. This is the Nationals third division title in the last five years; they also won the division in 2014 and 2012. The post season (for the Nationals at least) starts on Friday, October 7th – here’s hoping we’ll make it deep into October!
Two. Nationals Baseball – Indeed; my beloved baseball team gets two of the five spots this week, I think they earned it. The baseball games this week were…well…rough would be an apt description. The Nationals won their final game against the Pirates on Sunday afternoon, but not before 1)Bryce Harper injured his thumb on a dirty play/fake tag courtesy of the Pirate’s third baseman, 2) A.J. Cole got ejected for throwing a pitch “close-ish” to that aforementioned third basemen, and 3) the benches cleared and there was almost a brawl on the field. *sigh*
The return home was also a little less than victorious; the Diamondbacks pulverized the Nationals on Monday night, 14-4… And worse than that, our amazing catcher Wilson Ramos landed awkwardly after jumping to catch an equally awkwardly thrown ball and tore his ACL and is done for the season. *sigh* Between Wilson’s knee, Bryce’s thumb, Daniel Murphy’s butt (seriously…his butt..) and Strasburg’s arm…I hope the other guys can rest up, dig deep and get ready for this postseason run!
Three. Rain – As in, rain…rain…go away! This week has been gloomy for sure! The rain started intermittently on Tuesday and just piled it on all week. While rain can be nice from time to time, several days straight; well, I don’t think that’s anyone’s favorite thing. One of my friend’s has some flooding in her basement and my dog just gives me a look when I try to take him outside… I’m looking forward to seeing the sun by at least Sunday…
Four. Almost 32 – September is almost gone and October is just around the corner; as in, tomorrow! Which means that my birthday is right around the corner and I’ll be thirty-two! Yikes! I’ve got big plans to celebrate with a Washington Nationals game this Sunday and then I’ll be spending next weekend in Las Vegas with my little sister to celebrate! Not a bad way to welcome a new year, right? Thirty-One hasn’t always unfolded the way I thought it would but all in all; it’s been a good year. I can’t wait to see what Thirty-Two has in store!
Five. Jose Fernandez – I don’t know of a story that has been more gut-wrenching than Jose Fernandez; a pitcher for the Miami Marlins who was tragically killed in a boating accident at the start of the week. I watched clips from the Marlins’ first game without Fernandez on Monday night and was absolutely reduced to tears. I know Fernandez was an amazing pitcher; I watched him shut down the Nationals on more than one occasion. However, he seemed to be a genuinely wonderful person as well and not only will major league baseball miss him, the world at large will be a bit “less” because of his loss.
So – there are my five for this Friday; the last Friday of September. If you’d like to join up, simply create a post sharing five things that are on your mind this Friday; if it’s on your mind, it will work for a post! Just link up with April or Christina like I did and join the fun!
I hope everyone has a wonderful (and hopefully not too rainy) weekend!