Big Papi-On! One flap of his bat and it's a game metamorphosis from larva to a thing a beauty.
Like in chaos theory, one clutch swing and half a world away a tempest forms in the resulting breeze.
The comeback tales of Ortiz would cure deafness.
Papi keeps us out of the dahk backward and abysm of time.
And what about Papelbon-bon, the bullpen fondant?
The playoff possibilities are before us. A progression of the infinite to the finite, the hope of April to the must of Octobah.
I keep like fruitcake. Subsist on air. Not a worry nor care.
A cornucopia of quotes and allusions today, oh, how I love this time of year bringing out the pent up frenzy in all of us.
In case you missed it, Susan's "Papi-on" is a play off the French word for butterfly, le papillon, which leads to the metamorphosis and notion of the "butterfly effect" reference to chaos theory.
Mike's mention of a tempest spurs the "would cure deafness" and "dark backward and abysm of time" quotes, both from The Tempest, 1. 2 by the Big Papi of English Lit, William Shakespeare.
Mike's "a progression of the infinite to the finite" is from Gian-Carlo Rota's description of "the progress of mathematics."
Susan's "fruitcake" speech is taken from Sandra Cisneros' poem "Pumpkin Eater" from the collection Loose Woman.
OK, so I'm a bit manic today, you?