Thursday, January 15, 2009

But Not The Former Red Sock

I read to my kids. It's one of the highlights of my day.

And somewhere, in the early morning hours before the sun rose, I was dutifully reading aloud one of our favorite children's stories, "But Not The Hippopotamus" (third one from the top). And I orated, while letting my mind drift to other random topics, such as the Dodgers' infuriating game of chicken with Manny Ramirez.

Hijinks ensued. And with sincere apologies to Sandra Boynton, out of my half-lucid state emerged a tale like the following.

Sons of Steve Garvey presents: BUT NOT THE FORMER RED SOCK

12 comments:

Eric Karros said...

Fantastic story, Sax! In fact Girl B and I have decided to finally have kids just so we can read them this story.

Alex Cora said...

Love the drawings!!! But I think Jones should have been the hippo - if you know what I mean...rim shot!

Orel said...

BRAVO

Orel said...

I hope this becomes a regular feature. Sax, do you take requests? I'd love to see the Dodger-themed version of this book.

Dusto Magnifico said...

THAT WAS AWESOME!

I'm going to print that out, color it, and read it to my son.

Orel said...

Dusto, shouldn't you really let your son color it?

Neeebs said...

Love the Story, but I don't get it.

Does it have a happy ending?

Will the Dodgers (not the fans) embrace the Former Red Sock?

Will EK really marry Girl B and have kids some day?

Will Pedro ever post here again?

Eric Karros said...

Neeebs, to answer your questions: Depends on who you are; Depends on how he performs; Yes; Good question...I don't know.

Sax: You're really good at drawing forlorn expressions.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks EK. I just look in the mirror.

Neeebs said...

But can he draw the fivelorn expressions too?

Eric Karros said...

Orel is our expert on all things five.

Missives From Suburbia said...

Quite possibly the best Boynton book ever written. Can't wait to act this out with The Ambassador.