We Wish You A Merry Contract, and a Happy Four YearsWhen the news came across the closed-captioning on the widescreen TV at the bar, I was sitting with my back to it. Kellie, who was across from me, made the announcement after pausing to gasp and flail about in excitement.
"No way," I gasped myself. "Are you sure? Is it official?!?!"
"Says right there. Four years, $40 million."
"Get ouut!!" Michele cried.
Utterly overwhelmed, I proceeded to give Kellie the biggest, dorkiest high five I have ever given anyone. It was so enthusiastic and overblown, it rattled plates on the table, and my fingers hit the lamp hanging over the table, so that it swung crazily overhead...
...which was about when I noticed that everyone in the bar was turning to look at us.
I really, really love the Red Sox.