Oops, I Did It Again

Britney Spears  “…Ooops I did it again.  I played with your heart…”

For the second time this month, I made a visit to the Lancaster General Emergency Room. Same problem, chest pain. The new medicine they gave me obviously wasn’t working. So, they gave me different and stronger medicine. Pain gone, and I’ve been pain free for a week now, so I think they finally got my meds right.

I felt good enough to attend the home opener of the 2014 Atlantic League Champion Lancaster Barnstormers last Thursday. They were playing against their arch rivals, the York Revolution. Lancaster is nicknamed the Red Rose, and York is nicknamed the White Rose. So, when these two teams meet, it’s the War of the Roses.

The game went back and forth with York drawing first blood, but the Barnstormers battled back valiantly. The local heroes emerged victorious in a seesaw game to win by a score of 6-5 win. Too bad they had to cancel the promised Fireworks show after the game, but local ordinances prohibit Fireworks after 10 p.m. on a school night, and the game didn’t end until 10:30. So, on the way out they gave everyone a free ticket to another game. You gotta love these minor league teams. It seems like every day is Fan Appreciation Day.

They offered a 2 for 1 hamburger special, and, since I just got out of the hospital, Debbie offered to do all the running back and forth to the food court. “Nurse” Debbie was on the job all night, so I was all set. Since it was opening day, though, the place was packed, and we weren’t the only ones who wanted to take advantage of the bargain burgers. So Debbie probably missed most of the game, waiting on line for either burgers or beers. She never complained once, though. So, it turns out she’s pretty good at nursing, except when it comes to beer.

Peace & Love, and all of the above,

Earl

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