Astute readers of Sons of Steve Garvey will note that I haven't posted in two weeks. Both astute and casual readers of SoSG will also notice a marked improvement in both news and humor quality, as well, during this period. But today, the two-week anniversary of my departure, marks the return of Steve Sax. I'm bringing SaxyBack. Yeah!
The truth is, I've had a great excuse for my absence besides the fact that the Dodgers continued their losing ways for another four-game streak since I dropped off the face of the blog. Two weeks ago, I was blessed to welcome a Grandson of Steve Garvey to the world. Things were dicey there for a while during the process, but everything came out fine and Daughter-in-law and Grandson are doing well. It is truly an incredible experience to be blessed with a child--sorry Lou, but I feel like the luckiest guy on the face of the earth, too.
This Son has a pretty cool family now, and it's a really nice feeling to know that I'm going to hold my son in my arms as he falls asleep to the dulcet tones of Vin Scully's voice. With any luck, he won't be rudely awakened after that by the cursing of his father at the television; I remain optimistic.
And I remain optimistic about the Dodgers' 2007 season and playoff chances, which is still on shaky ground but is showing glimmers of hope recently. The series win against Philadelphia was huge, as will be this upcoming weekend series in Shea Stadium, our house of horrors from last year's playoffs. Rich Donnelly had better be crystal frickin' clear with his signs (more on that later).
I also want to thank my fellow Sons for keeping the posts coming (and improving the overall quality of writing) while I've been occupied elsewhere.
SoSG readers will be delighted to know that, during my respite, I've been building up a ton of vitriol about the Dodgers, the McCourts, the upcoming TV season, and life in general, all of which should come spewing out over the next couple of weeks. I am also overdue on a couple of posts recounting great stadium experiences. I honestly missed blogging while I was on hiatus. So look for more posts from Sax from here on out.
Take it to the bridge, now!