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by Marinka on June 13, 2012

Last month I had to have a very difficult talk with Young Ladrinka.

“Sit down, Young Ladrinka,” I told him. “I have to tell you something that is not easy.”

“I’m already sitting down,” he said. He was sitting on the couch next to me, but I don’t believe in looking at children.  I’m not helicopter parent, you know.

“Well, yes.  This will make the news I have to tell you easier to take,” I took a deep sigh.  “Ike Davis is no longer my favorite player.”

“Who cares?” He was in deep denial.  See, when your mother has a favorite Mets player and it’s Ike Davis and then suddenly, without any warning, it’s no longer Ike Davis, that can really shatter a child.

“I’m sure Ike cares. He’s probably devastated.” And I definitely felt guilty about it. I was an Ike Davis fan for years, all through his time of being on the disabled list.  But when he returned to play this season, I realized that I liked him better on the DL list, when he was just sitting there, looking all full of potential.

“He doesn’t even know who you are,” Young Ladrinka was nonplussed.  (By the way, can’t we just say minused instead of nonplussed?)

“Do you want to know who my favorite player is now?” I asked.

“Whatever,” he demanded to know.

“I’ll tell you, but you have to promise not to tell Ike.”

“Mom, I don’t even know him! And he doesn’t care.”

“I think it would be very painful for Ike to learn that Duda, oops, that totally slipped out, is now my favorite.”

“Why is Duda your favorite, because he hits home runs?”

Duh. Da.”

Finally, Young Ladrinka promised to keep this news from Ike. But I don’t think he did. Because last night Ike Davis hit a home run.  Coincidence? Or Ike trying to win me back?

You decide.

 

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Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes June 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

Not coincidence, most definitly not.

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Mexmom June 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

Of course he is tryingto win you back, who would want to lose a fan like you!

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Carinn @welcometothemotherhood
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June 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

ooooh Mets and mindgames. This is that I keep coming back for! Please tweet updates of this ongoing saga.

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Jane June 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

OMG Young Ladrinka has such a big mouth!! I’m sure Ike was totally devastated! See how men are, he was all comfortable with you and you left….maybe you should let him think you left him more often.

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Wendi
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June 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I thought Ike Turner was dead. Confused.

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the mama bird diaries
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June 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm

umm… are we talking about sports?

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Becky
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June 14, 2012 at 7:12 am

No coincidence. Hopefully you haven’t had your “I Like Ike” tattoo removed yet.

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Cranky Old Man
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June 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

Clearly he is trying to win you back…could you try this with Russel Martin? I’m a Yankee fan, he needs some insentive.

Thx

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DogsOnDrugs.com June 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm

“By the way, can’t we just say minused instead of nonplussed?”

I think that idea is doubleplusungood – George Orwell

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Jenny From the Blog June 14, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Definite coincidence, as I was just commenting to him the other day that if he hits a home run, I will pay him in sexual favors. Coincidence that it’s not a coincidence? I feel minused now… shit.

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dusty earth mother June 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I have Ike empathy. I am constantly just sitting there, looking all full of potential.

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Marta
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June 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

Definitely vying for your affections, no question.

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